I feel safer already:

Pilots, airlines and airports are warning the government’s proposed environmental restrictions on deicing fluid used to keep planes from freezing up and crashing could pose serious safety risks.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal seeks to limit the amount of the toxic deicing fluid that trickles off of runways and into nearby streams and rivers, harming water quality.

Critics say the new rules would have an unintended consequence — imperiling airport safety. They say the record-setting blizzards that recently buried the East Coast show how unworkable the regulation would be during winter weather.

My solution: Completely ban deicing fluid, but only for airplanes carrying EPA personnel or any other over-regulating government jackasses. It’s a chance I’m willing to take to save the environment!

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2 Responses to “EPA Wants To Limit Use of Deicing Fluid at Airports (And How Environmentally-Friendly Is a Plane Crash?)”

  1. archer52 on April 8th, 2010 6:27 pm

    America's tipping point. When does it arrive? Maybe the question is "When did we pass it?"
    http://www.truthandcommonsense.com

  2. jude on April 10th, 2010 3:55 am

    Gosh who's gonna tell the White House maintenance staff that takes
    care of the fleet of planes/helicopters that the Pres and family use?
    Will this only apply to wage slaves flying rust bucket planes/ where you
    have to PAY to piss? Will corporate jets/ Pelosi's mega jet (costing us hundreds of thousands) be included? Ah but then the EPA just gave (so much for those darn
    campaign promises) the GREEN light to blow up more and more of West Virginia's mountains (Mountain top mining).

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