More Fake News

reedtown-hallWhen you start seeing the EPA regulate spilled milk in our dairy farms of Chautauqua County as hazardous oil waste, to me, that’s not based on common sense. —Tom Reed (Feb 12, 2017)

Tom’s comment might make one think that regulation of spilled milk is a new problem. In fact, milk has been exempted since 2011. 

On April 18, 2011, EPA published a final rule amending the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations to exempt milk and milk product containers, associated piping and appurtenances. EPA believes that certain specific construction and sanitation standards and requirements address the prevention of oil discharges in quantities that may be harmful.

Make no mistake–whether our representatives complain about overreach or propose to cripple or destroy the EPA, they mean to encourage recklessness, they are no friends of a clean and healthy environment. Is it ethical for our “so called” representative to try to fool us?



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3 Responses to More Fake News

  1. Lisa Sahn says:

    Tom Reed is betraying our trust and our country by misleading us like this. He is also taking us for fools. The 23rd deserves better!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Deb Meeker says:

    Is it possible to have class action lawsuits against US Representatives? Or, at least call for impeachment due to lies to constituents? Tom Reed is losing his slick non committal cover-up abilities. Time to take advantage of that.


  3. whungerford says:

    I don’t believe impeachment is applicable to legislators. Tthey can be removed by their colleagues for impermissible behavior, but Tom is in no danger of that. The certain way is to vote him out.


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