Op Ed: To all the Republicans who Suddenly Just Noticed the Environment

by Richard Spisak

Florida’s Republican legislature has protected and enabled polluters, while allowing our waters, fisheries and resources to be damaged.

That Republicans who have controlled Floridas legislature and governors office managed to ”shift the blame” to one democratic senator – is amazing.

So will these committed green republicans now elected actually legislate to stop the pollution?

Will they undo deregulation?

Hire back scientists to report the facts and act to stop the destruction?

Or will they go back to their standard strategy of DEREGULATION, TAX CUTTING (the cure all)  & POLLUTER ENABLING – WHICH has brought us here to this stinking shore?

Will you remember all those green-promises about fixing our polluted lakes, rivers and beaches – or will we instead – instantly SNAP BACK TO DEREGULATION AND FULL SPEED POLLUTION- which is the real default Republican Agenda.

Now that the elections are passed and done- Tell all the dead fish, dead birds, polluted shellfish and Empty Beaches – ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

They will no doubt send their thoughts and prayers!

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Richard Spisak
Richard began writing political satires for a radio comedy called Pandemonium which was a live broadcast radio show for 15 years on WLRN-FM Public Broadcasting in Miami. He was also one of the two founding broadcast engineers for the Community Broadcasting Station WDNA-FM, which survives today. Working as an Environmental Reporter in commercial radio stations, Richard undertook a series of Investigative reports on subjects ranging from agricultural chemical waste, toxic chemical pollution of South Florida waters, electromagnetic field pollution, and nuclear power safety issues. His essays and political cartoons have been published across the United States and in Europe since the 1980s.

Richard began producing Progressive News Network in 2011 wanting to create a platform to share insight and provide a vehicle for progressive and scientific voices that are largely absent in commercial broadcasts. Each week over the last seven years we have brought the finest regional and national voices to audiences from Bangalore to Brisbane and Swansea to Sevastopol and of course across the Americas.

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