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Federal officials allowing ‘looting’ of the U.S.

Dear Editor,

What the goons at the leadership of the EPA are doing is beyond horrible. They are hell bent on weakening or removing practically all environmental laws, rules and strictures put in place over the past 50 years. Most laws relating to pollution controls, dumping of toxic wastes, poisoning the waterways and atmosphere, and protecting the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink as well as many, many more are under attack by Scott Pruitt at EPA and Ryan Zinke at the Department of the Interior. 

I never thought that I would see the day when a band of thugs would take over the government and connive to turn America over to the big corporate oil, gas, and mining companies. And it appears that the Republican-controlled congress is perfectly happy to allow this to happen!

It feels like we are now being ruled by a group of bandits in a banana republic like you might find in South America. These people are criminals and what we are seeing is nothing more and nothing less than the looting of the United States of America.

Jim Porter

Danville