Comments on: Let's Talk! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: jayashree http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23991 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:13:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23991 Thanks intended for sharing that top niche. Next time you will spot my blog in of which list. I hope.

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By: Informasi Elekro http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23990 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:36:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23990 Great post. :)

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By: gardengeri http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23989 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:36:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23989 Worried about increasingly frequent articles that GMO food causes cancer and has been banned across Europe but is not even noted in U.S. groceries. Is EPA doing anything on this front?

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By: madison mirindas http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23988 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:28:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23988 Please be ready to take down Polymet mining and stop their insanity in the Superior National Forests of NE Minnesota

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By: ulster county web design studio http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23987 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:59:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23987 if someone else’s chemical waste creeps onto my land, that’s a crime, but if their genetically engineered pollen pollutes my crops it puts me in violation of someone’s patent.

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By: Dennis Quinter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23986 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:06:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23986 I would love to know why the EPA will do nothing about my neighbor constantly spilling things that kill off my lawn. I have spots in my lawn where it is so sterile not even weeds will grow for over two years. I have pictures AND lab reports for proof. The Ohio EPA gave them a Stormwater permit which allows them to divert this runoff to the side ditch past nine houses and into a creek. They say I can not claim the side ditch is my property when the property line is the center of the road. But, what they erect as a way to divert the water ends up in my yard with the runoff. A ridge of sand and gravel a few inches high and wide does not stop runoff when my property is three feet lower. One spill this spring killed all the vegetation along the road from two feet to six feet wide. Another has killed the grass beside my house in an area nearly the size of a car. I sent more pics to the Ohio EPA and they did not not respond, again. The US EPA says they have to leave it to the state to take care of it. Obviously it is NOT being taken care of after two plus years. I’m told that I can not sell this property without disclosing possible contamination or the buyer can make me pay clean up costs if contamination is discovered. So, here I am, disabled and 62 years old with everything tied up in this place and it would be nearly impossible to sell even at a loss.

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By: cityslipper (small kitchen garden) http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23985 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:41:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23985 Please share information about why the EPA is not trying to protect farmers from the spread of genetically engineered DNA. Please explain why, if someone plants GMO corn that pollinates adjacent non-GMO corn, control of the seeds of the non-GMO grower suddenly belongs to a manufacturing company and the person who grew the seeds could be fined for planting them in the next growing season. Please explain why the EPA is not protecting landowners from DNA pollution; if someone else’s chemical waste creeps onto my land, that’s a crime, but if their genetically engineered pollen pollutes my crops it puts me in violation of someone’s patent. Please explain why a coalition of organic farmers and natural food businesses have to organize a lawsuit to protect their businesses from DNA pollution when we have a federal agency whose mission is to protect us from pollution.

Thank you for reaching out. It’s nice to hope that at least one person at the EPA notices “we, the people” are very concerned about corporations who have usurped the mission of the EPA.

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By: James P. Robbins, Jr. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23984 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:03:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23984 So many species on land, sea, and air are on the brink of extinction. Yet many are hunted ( Japanese are hunting dolphins in ‘The Cove’ ) despite protests from many governments and private agencies. They may wake up one day to find that there are no more dolphins to hunt.
The EPA spends billions of dollars each year, as if there is a never-ending supply of funding from the U.S. taxpayers. The EPA needs to assess which of its programs work, which ones do not, and fund ONLY those programs that are achieving results. Take a good hard look at EPA programs. More effectively targeted funding will achieve more effective results. And the taxpayers, who ARE the ones paying for it, will be getting their money’s worth from the EPA.

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By: Jessica - EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23983 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:25:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23983 @ Maricopa County Air Quality: Thanks! Did you know you can browse EPA data on Data.org? Here’s the link: http://www.data.gov/list/agency/4/*

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By: John Schoenfeld http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/09/lets-talk/#comment-23982 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:32:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16049#comment-23982 PAN North America shares a thing or two as well. I would like to hear answers to claims, made about the EPA from other organizations, and so I can research them to find the truth.

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