Unmarked And Unfenced EPA Super Fund Site In Texas

A shocking Fox26 Houston report says that the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has for years ran an unmarked and unfenced super fund site in the Texas city of Cypress located 24 miles north west of Houston.

According to Fox26 Houston a negligent Texas dry cleaning company dumped the dangerous chemical tetrachloroethylene, a carcinogen, at this unmarked and unfenced site in Cypress Texas for 14 years(1988-2002) and the carcinogen has since sipped into the area’s water wells. Numerous Cypress Texas residents have since been diagnosed with cancer related to the chemical meaning this is a serious and existential environmental hazard. Environmental activist Pam Bonta says, “We are seeing a lot of cancer and illness. We requested that they [EPA] revisit this. We demanded that they get it cleaned up because people are dying, bottom-line.”

Another environmental activist Becky Romano said “You walk on the property and you just smell the gas. You feel it in your body and it just makes you sick.”

Even more troubling, it appears the Texas company dumped this dangerous chemical right around the corner where a Cypress strip mall is currently located. Given the number of people that frequent such strip malls in small cities like Cypress, it is fair to assume that there are a lot of Cypress residents still being exposed to this carcinogen on a daily basis. EPA says it will take two years to make the site safe.

Bottom line the dangerous environmental situation playing out in Cypress Texas once again underscores the need to reign in the EPA especially in GOP-controlled states like Texas where the push for deregulation is literally endangering people’s lives. Hopefully House Democrats will soon haul in EPA officials responsible for this Cypress super fund site for some tough grilling as to how a site as dangerous as this is not even fenced and clearly marked as such. This is gross recklessness for which someone at EPA should either be fired or criminally prosecuted.

Kavanaugh Pushed For A $500K Cap On 9/11 Victim Compensation


Newly released documents show that as White House Counsel for President George W. Bush, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushed for a $500,000 cap on the amount of compensation victims of the deadly September 11, 2001 terrorist attack could receive from the federal government.


This startling revelation reported by the New York Daily News shows that soon after the 9/11 attacks, while the entire country was very sympathetic to the victims of the terrorist attack and their families, Kavanaugh was already scheming on ways to stiff them of their much needed federal compensation funds. This is yet another issue that should outrightly disqualify Kavanaugh from the U.S. Supreme Court. Simply put, if Kavanaugh treated victims of 9/11 with such callous disregard, at a time when all Americans agreed they deserved a lot of federal assistance, there is no reason to expect that he will be compassionate as a Supreme Court Justice.

Bottom line Dems need to highlight Kavanaugh’s cruelty towards 9/11 victims and their families when making their case against his confirmation. Alaskans and Mainers must make sure Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are made aware of this.

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