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  •  This keeps happening cause the States don't pay. (0+ / 0-)

    They keep the profits but when disaster happens Uncle Sam pays the bill.

    We need to stop the Federal Government and the EPA from being in charge of environmental disasters. This is a State's Rights issue.

    Let the States handle it and they will change their ways.

    •  How is it that states are profiting from oil (1+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson

      drilling on federal leases in the gulf?  Or am I somehow missing what you are saying? I'm not sure....

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:19:50 PM PDT

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    •  because states dont have the money to clean up (1+ / 0-)
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      such messes for one, only the feds do. the EPa is in charge because it is  the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION agency, and environment disasters are its purview. the epas budget is undeer 10 billion, in case you are wondering, a rounding error compared for war spending.

      •  So they should allocate their budget to deal... (0+ / 0-)

        with it.

        Raise taxes. Create Insurance. Whatever.

        Depending on the Federal Government just allows States to ignore their responsibility.

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