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The Terrifying Future Of Republican America Revealed In 27 Photos

What's worse? Pollution in China and Pollution in the US? Photo: Composite with Disaster Girl meme and Oill sullage tank explosion (cc 2011 Moshi Anahory via Wikimedia Commons).

The future of Republican America is terrifying, and we’ve got the photos to prove it.

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State Regulators Told To Ignore GOP Lawmaker’s Disgusting, Unlicensed And Illegal Hog Farm (VIDEO)

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Rotting pig carcasses and illegal waste dumping are just a few of the issues that were found on Republican Andy Holt’s illegal hog farm. Emails show inspectors who were made aware of the public health hazards, were told not to take action.

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Workers On Strike At 9 U.S. Oil Refineries, More Strikes Could Be On The Way

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Talks between United Steelworkers and Shell broke down, after Shell demonstrated that they don’t care about things like worker safety.

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Drought Ravaged California Has Let Big Oil Pollute Drinkable Water Supplies Since 1983

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The oil industry has been dumping enormous amounts of toxic wastewater into EPA protected aquifers since 1983… with cooperation from state regulators.

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Pipeline Belches Up To 50,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Into Yellowstone River

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Yet another reminder why the Keystone XL Pipeline is a bad idea…

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New GOP Senate Chairs’ First Priority: Dismantle Every And All Of Obama’s Policies

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John McCain will chair the Armed Services Committee and Jim Inhofe will chair the Environmental Committee. A group, made up mostly of old, white men, will use their newfound power to dismantle everything President Obama has worked for and fought tooth-and-nail for.

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7 Major Accomplishments President Obama Has Made Since The Midterms

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In just a month-and-a-half since the Republican takeover of Congress, President Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things. That may be why his approval rating is the highest it’s been in 16 months.

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Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions Could Bring President Obama To His Knees In The New Year

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    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts greets President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, prior to the president’s State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) VIA WSJ

2015 is about to ring in some major cases and should they go against the Administration’s position, they could cause major setbacks in the President’s agenda.

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Cruise Ships Dumped Over One Billion Gallons Of Sewage Into The Ocean In 2014

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Some sh!tty news for our oceans… data from EPA also shows that “each day an average cruise ship is at sea it emits more sulfur dioxide than 13 million cars and more soot than one million cars.”

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether EPA Must Weigh Costs Of Clean Air Before Regulating Utilities

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The largest energy companies in the United States are seeking to have the Supreme Court limit the EPA’s ability to regulate under the Clean Air Act. Their issue: “What’s it going to cost us?” The public’s health is of little concern to them.

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House Republicans Just Banned Scientists From Advising The EPA, Replaced Them With Corporate Lobbyists

House Republicans Just Banned Scientists From Advising The EPA, Replaced Them With Corporate Lobbyists

It is already starting, even though the next Congressional session has not even been sworn in, with a legal attack on science for the sake of propping up corporations.

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Tests Show Crude MCHM Spilled In West Virginia Is Far More Toxic Than Reported

Tests Show Crude MCHM Spilled In West Virginia Is Far More Toxic Than Reported

  n July 10th, 2014, environmental engineer Andrew Whelton, released the results of federally funded research carried out on the chemical known as crude MCHM. Crude MCHM is the chemical which contaminated the water supply of more than 300,000 West Virginia residents last January. Whelton’s research shows a ‘drastic difference’ […]

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Monsanto Injects Toxic Corn Into Food We Eat

Rats fed a diet of Monsanto GMO corn experience toxic side effects. Monsanto's Bt. corn is actually registered with the EPA as a pesticide.

Ah the temptation of chips – just let a greasy, salty chip pass through our lips and our brain’s pleasure center starts buzzing (hypothalamus). So we take another, load up, crash, want more, load up, crash. The cycle has begun. Not only do companies load bacon, the flavor of the […]

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This Kentucky Republican Hilariously Fails At Science In Argument Against Coal Emissions Regulations (VIDEO)

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To paraphrase Star Wars, the stupid is strong in this one.

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Hidden Camera Documents Year Of Constant Coal Ash Waste Dumped Into Ohio River

Hidden Camera Documents Year Of Constant Coal Ash Waste Dumped Into Ohio River

If you think the news about coal ash and coal chemical spills has been bad lately, wait until you see the one you don’t know about. North Carolina and West Virginia have dominated the headlines over what the coal industry has done to the Dan River and the Elk River. […]

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Fake CIA Spy Scams $900,000 From US Gov’t, Gets 32 Months In Prison (VIDEOS)

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OK, this one’s gonna blow your mind. John Beale, an environmental expert, told his EPA bosses he needed one paid day off per week to moonlight as a CIA spy.

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Tinfoil Hat Alert! Two Idiotic Memes The Right Actually Believes Are Really Happening

Tinfoil Hat Alert! Two Idiotic Memes The Right Actually Believes Are Really Happening

Two new “Obama’s abuse of power!” memes are racing through the world of digitally generated right wing outrage. One, that exposes the president’s blatant abuse of power by air-lifting a tarp over Mt. Rushmore. The other, the president’s blatant abuse of power by closing the ocean!  Cover a mountain with a sheet and […]

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BP Cries Over Spilt Oil, Sues U.S. Government

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In a move that boggles the mind, oil giant British Petroleum is suing the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the Gulf Oil disaster.

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California Green Car Company Tesla Repays Government Loan Early, Silencing GOP Critics (VIDEO)

California Green Car Company Tesla Repays Government Loan Early, Silencing GOP Critics (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney called the California car company a ‘loser’ in the debates last year. Now Tesla Motors is repaying its loans early. Who is the loser now?

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Air Quality In Utah One Of The Worst In The Country

Downtown Salt Lake City; photo Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune

When a place like Utah finds itself smothering under a blanket of smog can the rest of us be far behind?

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