It's odd how they seem to worship corporate profits more than the American people themselves.
“The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be “absurd” in application and “impossible to administer” by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement the rules.
The EPA aims to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act, even though the law doesn’t give the EPA explicit power to do so. The agency’s authority to move forward is being challenged in court by petitioners who argue that such a decision should be left for Congress to make.”
The Daily Caller
If you want clean food grow your own. According to the gubbermint regulations it's all good if a Mexican harvester pees or blows buggers on your lettuce as long as it goes through a gubbermint approved wash to make it "safe". According to the gubbermint its all good if they scrape the meat scraps off the floor, sort out the poo and package it as hamburger as long as it goes through the gubbermint approved ammonia treatment to make it "safe".
The Republican philosophy is "If it doesn't kill you instantly, it's not bad for you". They don't 'believe' that emmisions from coal fired power plants are bad to breath. They don't 'believe' that dumping toxic waste into the aquifer will kill you (Jesus will clean it up). They 'believe' that corporations have a right to foul the air, land and seas. Anything that makes money is good for America.
You eat and drink coal pollution more than breath it. It is elemental and takes centuries to leave once deposited in the ecosystem. It is a horror to them to leave federal debt to our grand kids, but leaving mercury all over the place for them and their kids? That doesn't bother them at all.
Oh they know alright it's bad for you, they just don't want to admit to it. If they admit to it, they can't defend the corporations that don't bother to make the work environment safer and cleaner as it would affect their profits.