The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the field burning practice since 1993 has been illegal. The unanimous decision by the Court forces a reconsideration of events that allowed the practice to continue despite widespread opposition. The EPA federal laws overpower the lobbyist-generated state laws. An environmental plea must go out to the owners of the lands where field burning is conducted. www.castMD.com has been writing about this issue for months – where has the EPA been? Where have the protectors of the land, water, and air been? To lease or rent, knowingly for the practice, is like knowlingly leasing a house for meth making or meth distribution. All the parties know that this practice pollutes. All the parties know that this practice is unsafe for patients. All the parties know this is harmful to the people of the earth. Isn't it time for leadership by the elders, officials, elected few, and, as "Country Attorney" Jerry Spence would say: "Faceless corporations?" Which leaders will be strong, bold, and sincere to tell the truth AND do the right thing? It is time to "walk the environmental talk."
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