Money over environment
Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2013
In the news story “DEP wants to boost fees on major polluters” (Feb. 5 and TribLIVE.com), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection stated that due to major polluters either cleaning up their systems or old power plants shutting down, there was not enough fine money coming in to cover DEP operating costs.
My question: Are we to believe that the DEP will now go after everything and anything to make up the deficit?
My conclusion: It has never been about clean air, water, etc. It is strictly about money!
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If only DEP could pay employees in your ignorance, they would not have a need to raise fees. Do you think people work for the DEP out of the goodness of their hearts? You do realize their is an operating budget right? Of course not; I am sick of people like you that have no clue as to the work done by DEP's employees, trashing them without an understanding of how the "real world" operates. You need money to enforce regulations and have boots on the ground...