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Ben Lupo pleads guilty in the dumping of oilfield waste into Mahoning tributary

According to eivo: Ohio EPA and a Ohio Dept. of Air Polution Control
Another waste of tax dollars!

March 24, 2014 at 9:41 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules

@thmartin,
RE your #21 and fish urine.

Agreed that prior contamination of water is a silly argument and we can agree to discontinue that "silliness". Recall that you brought this up to bolster your argument against the EPA.

March 20, 2014 at 9:12 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules

Ok you want to follow the science route.
A molecule of water is a molecule of water, not a molecule of salt, not a molecule of benzene, not a molecule of nitrous oxide, not a molecule of anything else than H20.
There is no such thing as a molecule of fish urine.

Granted, there has been water contaminated with fish urine, but no such thing as fish urine molecule. And granted that humans have drunk contaminated water. But when offered the choice of water free from contamination versus water that is contaminated with benzene, salt, fracking fluids, radium, oil, etc. my bet is that they will choose non-contaminated water.

So if you fell that drinking fish urine will be good for your overall vitality, go for it.

I'll still stick with clean air and water as long as I can afford to do so.

March 19, 2014 at 2:47 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules

@tnmartin,

Fish urine - is that a biblical reference or scientific theory?

OK, make the voters responsible and accountable. Isn't that the your objective?

Put it to the voters, IMO the result will be the same - voters will authorize regulations to control air and water pollution.

I understand the principle that you are advocating, and that's fine. But as a practical matter people will still vote for clean water over fish urine or industrial waste.

March 19, 2014 at 10:22 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules

@tnmartin,
You do realize that there is an Ohio EPA and a department of Air Polution Control?

As I said, run your president or governor, whatever on a dirty water and dirty air platform.

Quit your bit**ing and elect your "unclean" candidate!
Good luck with that.

March 18, 2014 at 7:59 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County asthma victims can thank EPA for pollution rules

To tnmartin,
Nixon proposed and established the USEPA, after which your representatives ratified his order. The Congress has continued to fund the EPA. So Congress (your elected ones) have their fingerprints all over the USEPA.

So vote the rascals out. Then elect a president that is running on a dirty water, dirty air platform.

You can complain all day about how EPA's creation doesn't meet your standards, but I promise you that the majority of Americans would prefer to keep sewage out of their drinking water.

March 17, 2014 at 9:05 p.m. suggest removal

And our message board was bad?

@WilliamC,
Agreed, the first comment to the letter on fixing potholes is a good example of a "nameless" commenter ridiculing the letter writer. Fortuntely, there are just a few of these disrespectful posters. It does make you wonder what motivates folks to act that way.

@ DwightK,
That's what I think as well, the discussion groups like "Talk of the Valley" or "Politics" tend to be much more like the Wild Wild West of messaging.

March 14, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. suggest removal

And our message board was bad?

@DwightK,

When you say "the message boards themselves", are you referring to the discussion groups like "Talk of the Valley" or are you referring to this comment section (the board we are on right now)?

March 13, 2014 at 3:05 p.m. suggest removal

And our message board was bad?

It is possible that Franko's article is really referencing the "Discussion Groups" ?

March 13, 2014 at 9:10 a.m. suggest removal

And our message board was bad?

with due credit to lovethiscity:

especially true of the children that are playing on these pages

"All postings herein are unfiltered, without fact check, and have, most likely, originated from a despondent sense of low self worth and the bitter resignation of personal failure and unrealized dreams."

March 12, 2014 at 4:23 p.m. suggest removal

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