Earth takes a hit in Trump, Pruitt, EPA

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s a Native American Proverb: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Perhaps that’s what Chevrolet was thinking when it wouldn’t allow Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to make his announcement on the rollback of emissions standards in front of its headquarters. For me, it was a sign that a shred of decency still exists among the rapacious capitalists. Applauding the rollback of air emission standards and fuel mileage requirements for automobiles just looks bad.As Pruitt turns the EPA into the “Environmental Polluting Agency,” my thoughts turn to another man, Donald Trump. Eighteen women have accused that man of sexual assault. I don’t remember even one such accusation for his predecessor.I will admit that Trump threw back the curtain to reveal a corrupt government. But instead of draining the swamp, he’s arrived to feed the beast.The definition of “cynical” is to show contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality. In this cynical Trump era, I applaud Chevy for refusing to engage in the farce of our EPA administrator. I only wish Mother Earth could also shun Scott Pruitt. Instead on “Earth Day,” she will cry out “Me too.”Deborah KrolFultonhamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img