"‘Farm Dust’ Bill Exempts Open-Pit Mining Pollution And More"
Republicans are running a shell game based on numerous lies:
– Even though dust related to industrial agriculture can be toxic and dangerous, conservatives like Newt Gingrich mock the threat.
— Even though the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t planning any new regulations, Republicans claim the EPA is trying to issue a new rule.
— Using “farm dust” as cover, Republicans write legislative language to exempt toxic pollution from mining and other industrial activities.
The “farm dust” scam is pernicious and deadly. But it’s a polluter lobbyist’s dream.