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Tuesday News: Trump Assault on Environment Continues; “The Republican War on Economics”; “Pleading the Flynnth”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 5.

  • Reps. Barbara Comstock, Scott Taylor, Rob Wittman, Dave Brat, Morgan Griffith, Tom Garrett, Bob Goodlatte yet again vote to f*** over their constituents

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll653.xml

  • True Blue

    Why we aren’t hearing more from House GOP leader Ryan about the Farenthold sexual harassment case and “Greene receiving $84,000 from a congressional fund dedicated to resolving workplace disputes.” No calls from Republican leadership for Farenthold to resign? Both sides? https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/04/blake-farenthold-sexual-harass-greene-278869

  • From Del.-elect Lee Carter:

    Manassas, VA – Following Dominion Energy’s state-mandated report on coal ash, Delegate-Elect Lee Carter (D-50) committed to the fight for coal ash disposal that protects Virginian’s drinking water and our environment.

    The report, prompted by Senator Scott Surovell’s Senate Bill 1398, shows that Dominion’s Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries has around 4 million cubic yards of coal ash stores in 120 acres of coal ash ponds.

    There are 25 million cubic yards of coal ash in Virginia that need to be moved – according to Surovell, enough to fill up the Pentagon six times over. There are also several Prince William County residents that have reported polluted groundwater wells and associated health challenges.

    The report also indicates that heavy metals are leaking from the retention ponds in each of Dominion’s four studied locations.

    This information is part of Carter’s call for recycling of the coal ash, rather than “cap-in-place” storage, which has proven to be unsafe for our communities.

    “It’s absurd that we import coal ash from overseas to recycle into construction projects, while Dominion insists that there’s no demand for recycling of its own coal ash,” said Carter.

    Carter intends to partner with any members of the General Assembly willing to take on this issue and fight to protect our communities. He is looking at the best way forward legislatively on this issue, in advance of the 2018 session.

  • STATEMENT FROM DPVA CHAIRWOMAN SUSAN SWECKER CALLING ON VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS TO DENOUNCE THE RNC’S DECISION TO BACK PEDOPHILE ROY MOORE
    Today, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement:

    “Last night, the Republican National Committee did the unthinkable by openly backing Roy Moore, a certifiably creepy old man that our mamas spent years warning us about. I am confident that the Republican Party of Virginia will denounce Roy Moore and the RNC and send a message to Virginians that they actually have the good family values they always talk about. The choice is simple — do they stand with the good people with values on both sides of the aisle, people like Mitt Romney and John Kasich, or do they stick with Roy and the RNC?”