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Ohio Mass Transit = EPA Approved Ohio Bound NY Trash Trains On Time

The Ohio Republican Party’s plan to stimulate economic growth in Ohio through their lackeys at the Ohio EPA – Every Polluter’s Friend – is to import more garbage from New York state. While Ohio lags behind the developed world in passenger train and mass transit rolling stock, the EPA is more than willing to keep the trains running on time with New York trash.

Since, by some measurements, we are already the most polluted state in the country, the Republicans see it as a growth industry – particularly for their political action committees. The fact that certain elements of the waste management field has long ties to organized crime doesn’t seem to bother the Ohio EPA. But, as Tony Soprano said in the last episode of the Sopranos, hey, there’s enough garbage to go around.

Of course instead of importing garbage, we could become a green, self-sustaining state cleaning up our water and air and promoting tourism in our Appalachian hills. We might start by doing what Michigan did back in the 70s, passing a bottle bill and this should include cans and plastic bottles as well. It works right now Maine, California and Hawaii.

So, instead of letting the Republicans make Ohio the armpit of the nation, why not take pride and go Green?

2 replies
  1. dael4
    dael4 says:

    How can our forefathers in Central Ohio see fit to have mass transit to Zanesville from Columbus and today with our technology and improved machining deny our citizens this option?

    On the right, mass transit is equated with socialism but they don’t object to funding our highways to the tune of billions of our tax dollars that are wasteful. What is the difference?

    Can we smile at someone on the highway or is that considered socialism? 😛

    See previous Dr. Fitrakis blog Planes, Trains and Automobiles http://tinyurl.com/kjxhl

  2. 48thRonin
    48thRonin says:

    What Bob is saying is the logical extension to what people are saying about Gore’s dire warnings in his new movie. We must start thinking Green and green. Mass transit is essential, but the oil lobby will fight it to the death.

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