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Boehner apologizes to Obama over West Virginia comments, calls for new regulations

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WASHINGTON, DC: January 22. 2014: House Speaker John Boehner ¬†issued a rare apology to President Obama today over comments he made following the West Virginia chemical spill that polluted the water supply of 300,000 residents of the nation’s second-poorest state.

“I was clearly wrong to cut funds to the EPA, cut regulations, and then blame the President for the plant not having been inspected since 1991. Of course, it was not his fault that plant wasn’t inspected in the 18 years before he became President. That in itself was a douchey thing to say. But it turns out that Freedom Industries, the corporate polluter that caused so much misery for so many people, was exempt from state and federal inspections anyway. There was nothing Obama could have done to prevent this leak. I was an asshole to suggest otherwise.”

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“In my defense, it was only natural to think something should have been done to stop this preventable disaster. I felt the exact same way when that fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas last year. Clearly, the time has come for commonsense regulations to protect our citizens from the kind of devastation that was wrought unnecessarily on the people of West Virginia. Let’s cut all this crap about abolishing the EPA and let’s strengthen our environmental regulations before another man, woman, child, or God forbid, fetus gets harmed.”

Visibly upset, Boehner declined to take questions from reporters.

Full story: http://www.examiner.com/article/boehner-cuts-epa-funds-cuts-regulations-then-blames-obama-for-chemical-leak

 

 

 

 


Comments (1)

  1. blobert says:

    “Don’t worry, West Virginia. Our water is safe to drink again, but you can choose not to drink it if you want to,” said West Virginia governor, Earl Ray Tomblin from his home in Des Moines, Iowa, a city ranked as having one of the cleanest drinking water supplies in the United States.