22 April 2013
Happy Destroy-the-Earth Day
Published 22 Apr 2013
Many people are celebrating Earth Day, but these politicians seem ready to move on to a different planet.
In 2012, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted against clean energy tax incentives. It's because windmills have frightened him since childhood.
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Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) voted against limiting air toxins expelled by power plants. Hey, since when has clean oxygen created any jobs?
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) voted to have sea lions forcefully removed from their native habitat, because come on, they're just walruses without tusks.
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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) doesn't want the government to monitor U.S. drinking water. The free market can decide what is and isn't toxic.
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Endangered sea turtles are majestic, and according to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), NBD if they get caught in commercial fishing nets.
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It's like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) always says: monitoring the amount of livestock poop in water is not a job for the government.
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