Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SCOTUS upholds EPA watershed oversight

With implications for both the Mississippi and Missouri River watersheds the Supreme Court of the United States won’t hear a case involving the US Environmental Protection Agency and the American Farm Bureau.
The decision means the lower court ruling will stand which allows the EPA to continue requiring the seven states in the Chesapeake Bay to clamp down on nitrogen and phosphorous runoff into the watershed. [WNAX]
Brookings is not just home to South Dakota's porcine prevaricator it's where the Big Sioux River becomes very, very poisonous.

Remember when Bill Janklow gutted environmental protection in the chemical toilet?

So-called 'Americans for Prosperity' a Koch-funded group with a lobbyist based in Sioux Falls signaled to legislators that they will lose campaign funding from the Kochs unless they act to reverse the progress the US Environmental Protection Agency has made in South Dakota.

Unfortunately, in South Dakota, the Department of Ecocide and Natural Ruination (DENR) is governed by those same offenders and therefore effectively neutered.

When Republican domination is literally deadly to wildlife and humans alike maybe it's time for a little hope and change.

Btw: $20 says Kristi Noem will stay in Congress rather than move her entire clan to a sewer like Pierre.

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