Asbestos! It's got what lungs crave!

Under Trump's EPA, asbestos might be making a comeback:

Today, asbestos exposure is irrefutably linked to illnesses including lung cancer and mesothelioma. While the U.S. has restricted use of the material over the years -- most notably with the EPA's 1973 Clean Air Act and 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule -- it remains one of the only developed nations that has still not banned it outright, in a clear ongoing tussle between corporate and public interest. New data released this year shows asbestos-related deaths in the U.S. total nearly 40,000 annually, more than double previous estimates of 15,000. [...]

For the record, Trump has been outward in his views on the asbestos industry -- his 1997 book Art of the Comeback, in fact, explicitly stated that asbestos bans are a conspiracy "led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal."


The only way this whole deal could be more cartoonishly evil is if the asbestos comes from Russia via an oligarch with ties to Putin and they literally put Trump's face on the package.

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Дональд на нашей стороне!

Комбинат «Ураласбест» выпустил необычную партию хризотила: на упаковке паллетов с минералом красуется штамп «Одобрено Дональдом Трампом, 45-м президентом США». Таким необычным образом рабочие асбестообогатительной фабрики комбината поблагодарили президента США Дональда Трампа за слова в защиту хризотил-асбеста.

Он поддержал руководителя Агентства по защите окружающей среды США Скотта Прюитта, который заявил, что его ведомство больше не будет заниматься вопросами негативных эффектов, потенциально проистекающих от продуктов, содержащих асбест. Дональд Трамп поддержал специалиста и назвал асбест «на 100 процентов безопасным после применения».

«Мы вышли с инициативой -- поддержать таким образом нашу хризотиловую промышленность и напомнить, что наш «горный лен» - важный для всего мира минерал. Руководство одобрило!», - рассказали на фабрике.

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4 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    Maybe Trump just really hates satirists? Because this is really beyond satire.
    What's next, mandatory lead paint in schools? Car exhaust pipes have to terminate inside the vehicle?

  2. Here's my plan: tell President Oppositional Defiant Disorder not to breathe the asbestos, then wait (checks latency period) 12 to 20 years, dangit.

  3. Jason Kaczor says:

    Ugh - this means "good things" for Quebec/Canada... (major exporter of asbestos - one of our dirty little secrets) - well, at least until Trump implements tariffs and the inevitable trade-war begins...

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