Friday, September 25, 2015

WI hostile today to Pope's "right of the environment"

EPA to issue rules on smokestack greenhouse gases soon
Talk about a disconnect:

Pope Francis spoke today before the United Nations, defining and lauding a "right to the environment:
"Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity," he said.
Too bad his itinerary didn't include a stop in the Badger state, where he'd have seen that reactionary, corporatist ideologues running Wisconsin government are siding with polluters who are contaminating the drinking water, selling off the people's access to rivers, lake and streams and are working to spend tax money as insiders to foul the air.

In Wisconsin, we have the political right denying the people's legal and moral rights to clean air, water and land. Such is the anti-environmental state of the political environment in our once-progressive state.

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