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US judge strikes down EPA water rules for mines

NBC News -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its powers by setting up water-quality criteria for coal mining operations in Appalachia, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton in Washington ruled that the EPA infringed on the authority given to state regulators by federal clean- water and surface-mining laws. A coal mining industry coalition sued the EPA and Administrator Lisa Jackson, and the lawsuit was joined by West Virginia and Kentucky.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 8:27:55 AM

for those who hate the EPA, I hope you like drinking sewage water and don't mind having lead back in your food.
At a time when big corporations are looking for nothing but their bottom line (and a BIG one at that), the regular Jo(e) is no longer valuable and clean drinking water and healthy food are rapidly becoming again a thing of the past. Look to what East Germany looked in the early 1980s or many areas of China today. That's what we're gong for in this country again. All the gains are eroding and the ones to pay the price most are our children and grandchildren.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:23:43 AM

epa always overstepping "control FREAKS"
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:20:15 AM

""The Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its powers"" Say it aint so Joe...
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:20:13 AM

old news
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:16:01 AM

EPA--Big Brother in Action...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:14:17 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:12:19 AM

ok
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:12:18 AM

Another under-the-table win for the coal mining lobby.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:10:32 AM

A new sign was put over the entrance to Town:

Welcome to Camp Dirty Water
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:09:59 AM

Wonder who is filling his pockets?
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Ok
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Dismantle the EPA.
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Ok
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OK, boys and girls!
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Big brother
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:04:32 AM

The EPA has too much power.
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EPA is a three headed monster.
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Start looking for the stories about three-legged babies!
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Again?
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Hmm.
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The EPA needs to be struck down.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:54:02 PM

The EPA should be revamped or eliminated.
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The EPA should be ended and its functions should be handled at the state and local levels.
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EPA - helping oil company's all over the US
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:46:46 PM

truckguy
yeah baby
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:46:04 PM

Mine coal at any cost to health, water quality.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:45:11 PM

good it's time to bitch slap the EPA around.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:44:53 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:43:08 PM

How about that poor farmer in Oregon who got fined and maybe arressted for catching rain water for his farm, seems he violated some crazy law.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:42:28 PM

What country is Appalachia in?
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:39:18 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:38:29 PM

OGW says: "There is never a time when a judge should be able to over rule the EPA especially in favor of the always polluting coal industry."

Be glad that I don't run things. I'd cut off all of your electricity, gasoline and natural gas and see what you think of the pre-industrial revolution life style. More people live longer, healthier lives now in spite of the side effects of coal, oil, and gas than anyone ever lived without them. The enviros just won't face that fact. Those people never think about how interconnected everything is with fuel. Without a car you pull a wagon to the store. You would make that trip EVERY DAY because you wouldn't have electricity for your refrigerator to store a few days worth of food. How would things be kept fresh in the store? How would stuff even get delivered to the store? Cars and trucks use gas and diesel...right you are. Ever try to fill your tank at a gas station with no electricity to run the pumps?

[Edited by: btsom at 8/2/2012 11:40:00 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:38:26 PM

Coal has always been a dirty business. Worse than oil or natural gas.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:38:17 PM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:35:09 PM

Will it be overturned on appeal?
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It is a no win deal.
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The EPA is there to protect you.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:30:57 PM

Not very gas related.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:27:11 PM

Thats why we have judges. I'm glad he ruled against the EPA because they have overstepped their bounds.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:27:00 PM

isn't pollution still pollution no matter what the mining industry tries to smoke over?
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OGW has a point.
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There is never a time when a judge should be able to over rule the EPA especially in favor of the always polluting coal industry.
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K
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Stop the rogue greenies - EPA run by Lisa Jackson.

Eliminate both.
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great!
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Two weeks ago we bought gas for $2.79.9 in South Carolina and for $2.99.9 in Toledo Ohio!! We returned to Michigan on July 20th and gas was $3.35.9!! Sense that time we have had price increases to $3.65.9 on July 25th, $3.79.9 0n July 30th and know $3.99.9 on August 2nd!! Big Oil is totally out of control!! They can and do raise prices at the pump for the sole purpose of adding to their already outrageous quarterly profit totals!! We need price and profit controls on all petroleum products!! Our government has given the oil industry huge tax breaks and incentives to produce reasonably priced fuel for our economic growth!! It was always a balancing act, but know Big Oil has shown no restraint , and their profits are so outlandish that it is hard to even compute them Congress needs to put profit and price controls on all petroleum products and if the price for fuel doesn't come down to below $2.50 per gallon , the Federal government needs to Nationalize the entire petroleum industry!!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:06:11 PM

Hmmm
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