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[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago

Conservatives did this. And they will continue to do this until they are stopped.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 week ago (1 children)

These chemical makers should be sued to oblivion for poisoning us all.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago

You misspelled tortured. Fuck these cynical assholes!

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 week ago

"Can we at least keep doing the microplastics thing?"

[–] [email protected] 61 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

This crime will last for generations - will its reward last generations too? These assholes should die penniless, and have literally nothing to leave their heirs. And those heirs should be audited for the source of any money they make.

Enough of letting these guys have a legacy. Their names should be dragged through the mud and their children sent to public school.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

And their children made to drink from public water supply**

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Why won't the plants grow?

[–] [email protected] 141 points 1 week ago (2 children)

I do like how their argument basically boils down to "You obviously don't understand how much it will cost us to clean up the giant toxic mess we spent so much money trying to hide."

[–] [email protected] 28 points 1 week ago (1 children)

That’s always their argument.

Dumping trash in the ocean?

Asbestos?

Cigarettes?

Chemicals in the ground?

DDT?

Carbon in the atmosphere?

"You obviously don't understand how much it will cost us to clean up the giant toxic mess we spent so much money trying to hide."

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Which also means line goes down. That is unprecedented, and it'd lower the quality of their lives. Think about the rich people!

So, when do we eat them?

[–] [email protected] 31 points 1 week ago

Then they'll have to do what they say they do best: innovate and be efficient.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 week ago (1 children)

How's it going there capitalism?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago
[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 week ago (1 children)

"If only the pesky government would stop intervening in the free market, we mega-corps would've all signed up years ago to voluntarily fix the pollution problems we've spent decades covering up... But because you're telling us to, we don't want to." /s

Paraphrasing of course, but this is basically their defence - which is just a tad bit shoddy if you ask me. If they didn't need this law to get their act together, then why is this law having to be made because they didn't get their act together?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

The government could just auction off the rights to pollute and make sure that the amount up for auction is within nature's carrying capacity. Then let the companies bid and let the markets do their thing. Then the government can say the market has spoken and come down hard on those polluting to much and defrauding the market.

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