There Is No Planet "B"
Senator Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to vote against Mr. Wheeler. “The policies he has supported as acting administrator are not in the best interest of our environment and public health, particularly given the threat of climate change to our nation,” Senator Collins said.
***AGHHHHHHHHHH HOW ARE WE PUTTING *THE* MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE WE HAVE (The Planet) IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE WHO IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO REPEAL ALL THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS OBAMA PUT INTO PLACE?! We do *not* have time for this NONSENSE!!***
Republicans said they have been delighted to discover Mr. Wheeler is as enthusiastic about repealing environmental regulations and promoting coal as Mr. Pruitt was, and are looking to him to cement Mr. Trump’s legacy as a warrior against what they see as regulatory overreach.
I am MORE than a little disgusted with how the EPA is being handled (I hope you can tell from my CAPS and italics above). The health of the planet is not an experiment... if it goes wrong we DO NOT have another option.
We have a continuing water crisis, we have (and will continue to have) a food shortage, the air quality is getting worse, natural disasters are and will continue to happen more frequently, the ozone is receding, the ice caps are melting, the water levels are rising at a rate that coastal cities are already in danger... Like, WHAT IS THE HOLDUP? WHY is someone who RUNS the EPA making it easier for coal-fired power plants to be approved?! AGHHHHHHHHH!!!!
This is why it is SO vitally important for everyone to vote Democrat and to vote specifically for people who are actively trying to prevent the worst case scenarios instead of blatantly denying there is anything wrong.
(Cover Photo Illustration by Jawahir Hassan Al-Naimi)