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Question of the Week: What does “environmental protection” mean to you?

2009 November 30

EPA was established on December 2, 1970 and since then the nation has made enormous strides in protecting the environment. But every day, we all make individual choices that can affect the environment. One of Administrator Jackson’s priorities is broadening the definition of “environmentalism.”  Share your thoughts about what it means to you.

What does “environmental protection” mean to you?

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  1. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    Communism at its’ finest. Enviromentalism plays into New World Order.

    The culture is destroyed if famlies produce less than 2.0 average children.

    China has realised that one child per family canot maintain their culture. China is beginning to change the policy.

  2. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    Organic food is similar to Global Warming their both scams.
    Studies (not falsified) has shown both to be a bunch of to-do about nothing.

  3. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    I think I’ll buy more ammo for hunting and protection.

  4. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    Nope not my computer. It’s the only source for true research.

    Just for giggles for those of you who are concerned global warming. Google Ice Ages and learn how many times the polar caps have melted and how many ice ages have come and gone. Guess what? Most have happened without little ole man (and woman)!!

  5. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    Obama believes the Constitution is a collection of negative liberties. I agree with him. Only the negative liberties are for government.

    If it isn’t mentioned in the Constituion, it’s our God given right, and government should move away.

  6. Terry Handley permalink
    December 8, 2009

    Jimmy your right on target.
    In Michigan we have made a concerted effort to clean our waterways and trout streams. We have made great progress. 75% to 80% of the funds for managing our wildlife have come from sportsmen.

  7. permalink
    December 11, 2009

    it means a run amock agency called the EPA that is so asinine and so Draconian in its approach that it will eventually crush the greatest economy the world has ever know, the US.

    It means cowardly “greenies” who whine about the environment but don’t admit that in the end…environmentalism really is about population control…

    It means a bunch of weirdos who treat “environmentalism” as a religion.

  8. Shawn permalink
    March 16, 2010

    Environmental protection to me is protecting the environment and the animals in it from the harmful effects of human activity. I am an environmental health and safety student at Murray State University and this is a topic we study often.
    I believe air and water pollution will one day have a great impact on the way we live out lives. The worst part about it is the advancements we have made in technology are barely in use to help the environment. We have the ability to burn water, but we still use the harmfull fossil fuels for energy. Just search for “burn water” in youtube and you will see it.
    We also have the ability to burn virtually 99% of our garbage with plasma converters and, in turn, produce electricity and other reusabe products. However, they are too expensive and no one will build one.
    I am an avid outdoorsmen and I spend a lot of time hunting, fishing and camping. On my blog,
    Coyote Hunting Resource, I talk about how my property floods in the winter and the trash that is left over after the waters go down. It really saddens me to see this pollution among the wildlife that is forced to live with it. I hope that one day we can get over our greedy nature and realize that the environment is more important. As I said, we have the ability to do something about our pollution, but people’s main concern is making money off of these ideas instead of cleaning up the world.

  9. Max permalink
    June 7, 2010

    For a true innovative sustainable developpement, please ask your congressmen and senators to have nuclear power plants and each one of us should copy N.A.S.A. in some of the ‘green’ things it has done for the best

  10. Athul permalink
    June 11, 2010

    All small contributions to the Earth to make it green.
    Joining hands to spread the message about the resources and means to preserve them.
    Better thoughts,better action
    Better action,better nation

  11. Clinton permalink
    October 16, 2010

    I agree with you exactly Nexyoo .. case in point> please end NOW MTR! !
    Mountain Top Removal to extract coal is the antithesis of what environmental protection is all about It IS NOT sustainable, it IS NOT beneficial to the people affected directly by it’s utilization,
    In areas where it has been practiced it has devestated the environment.
    a solution to this destruction could be to reforest w/appropriate species of fast growing, richly sequestering CO2 & providing materia prima for making a sustainable source of charcoal, among other diverse uses > native species of Bamboo, Arundinaria appalachiana also known as Hill Cane.
    PLEASE PUT AN END TO MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL for the benefit of future generations
    Thank you

  12. learn and speak italian permalink
    December 14, 2010

    Environmental Protection is doing proper waste disposal.

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