Gutted protections, gutless politicians


I am weary of politicians who "gut" the rules and regulations intended to protect human health and the environment (HCN, 7/23/12, "(Not so) quiet canyon"). They all seem to play the jobs/economy card, when in fact the deterioration of the environment leads to situations that cost the taxpayers money and citizens their health (and therefore money). Even noise can negatively impact human health and the environment. If you don't believe that, at least be concerned that campaign contributors can cause senators and others to flip-flop!

Joan Bartz
Kennewick, Washington

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