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Thread: A bit of good news amongst all the doom and gloom..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    I remember those days! I used to fish up at the fishing hole up in Great Falls.
    Yep.. monster carp and a foaming rainbow sheen on the water.. lol
    We went there alot when blowing off school..
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    On the other hand - I'm hard pressed to think of even one river near a major Democratic city that isn't mostly lifeless.
    Schuykill in Philly, Charles in Boston, East River in NYC, Chicago River in Chicago which is so lifeless it's pretty much JUST a sewer.

    What gets me about some of these is, the water has been seriously polluted for a VERY - LONG - TIME.
    Apparently, according to Wikipedia, there's a fund for cleaning the Schuykill that was set up - by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN!
    And it's been on fire in the past.

    From what I get about the Bay - the major contributor to pollution is Pennsylvania. Since it's not part of their livelihood,
    there's no compelling reason for them to pony up. Cleaning up the Chesapeake is in the interests of industry, so it gets done.

    From what I get about the Patuxent - overfishing and such has hurt it. It once was a major source of oyster fishing on the east coast.
    Not so much anymore - and the oysters were keeping it clean. Ditto the crabs. Why are people cleaning it? Because it helps them.

    From what I can SEE - it is improving. Crab and oyster populations are increasing and the rockfish are back.
    I've lived in this area my entire life, from just over the district line in Hyattsville to southern Maryland.

    If the federal government, aka EPA, was so ####ing awesome at cleaning up or protecting the waterways the Anacostia and Potomac would be immaculate.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    With no way to meter sewer usage every home paided a month flat fee for sewer.
    That's how it is here in Piney Point.

    I remember standing on the shoreline on a calm morning maybe 25 years ago, after a night of heavy rain, watching the sun rise and listening to the comforting "hummm" of numerous Briggs and Stratton powered pumps that were emptying my neighbor's overflowing septic fields in to the creek. I was "lucky" and did not have to pump mine...my overflow simply collected in a low-lying area in what is now yard and stunk the place up for a few days.
    Last edited by Gilligan; 09-08-2017 at 08:57 AM.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    The part that pissed folks off was the entire community gets torn up to install sanitary and the county says there's not enough water available on the peninsula for our homes. So that is what we got, University of MD was telling AACo not to do sewer without also doing city water because by taking that much water everyday off the peninsula the natural flow of water back through the ground would be changed and we would shortly reverse the flow and some homes would start pulling brackish water into there first aquifer wells... I sold a few years later but I do know that a few homes had that problem before I left.. oh and about 2 years after we got sewer condos, townhomes and single family homes exploded on college parkway.. not enough water.. lol
    That was a great little house,, 20' pier with 9' at low...
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    That's funny, guess you never saw the filthy upper Potomac River say around Carterock in the 70's back when the Park Service Cops took you to get a tetnus shot when you were caught swimming there.


    In hte 1970's I lived within walking distance of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and was constantly down at the the river where National Harbor now stands ....

    Mom was constantly lecturing me to stay our of the filthy river ...
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    That's funny, guess you never saw the filthy upper Potomac River say around Carterock in the 70's back when the Park Service Cops took you to get a tetnus shot when you were caught swimming there.
    Do you not realize you are proving my point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Do you not realize you are proving my point?
    how so short bus ...... a few people leaving the EPA are not going to return Potomac to the raw sewage dumping of the 1960 / 70s
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Says the idiot who brags about enjoying his water view.

    Hope you like watching all of trash , raw sewage and and additional chemicals and floating by. Glad that will all be finally less regulated The 70's and 80's were a great time for water quality.

    What a short sighted moron you are.
    The common misconception is that the EPA does that.

    In reality, MDE (a state agency) manages things like wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water. They simply load surface and groundwater discharge data into EPA's ICIS system. They also dictate/manage the other things you've mentioned such as industrial wastewater treatment, tidal and nontidal waterways and wetlands, erosion control, etc. They have all the power to enforce state regulations and levy fines if need-be.

    One thing the EPA does do is give or facilitate funding to states, towns, municipalities, etc. to update their water and wastewater assets. They tend to offer low-interest loans for that work as well as to not burden a small town with a multi-million dollar upgrade project they likely don't have the money on hand for.
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  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Do you not realize you are proving my point?
    How...exactly?
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    More on why downsizing the EPA, rescinding the overreaching regulations enacted during King Barry's reign, and forcing it to return to it's original missions is only a good thing..


    http://www.heritage.org/government-r...llion-annually
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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