Saturday, December 11, 2010

Job cuts in an economy that needs people working to actually work (that is, function as an economy) is not good.


But not keeping our environment healthy and sustainable while folks become more desperate is even worse.  With the loss of environmental investigators, there will be more violations. 

Who’s going to fill the role of watching that some don’t poach or fish and hunt without licenses?  Who’s going to be the watchdog on our environment, keep our water’s clean, keep our endangered species protected, when they lose their jobs? 

And will our media even watch to see what happens when our environmental watchdogs are fewer?  Feels like we’ve just been blinded to our environmental state.

About 900 N.Y. workers get layoff notice | | Democrat and Chronicle "Officials have also warned that the layoffs could lead to other park closures, as well as longer lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles and fewer environmental inspectors. " (December 11, 2010) | Democrat and Chronicle | Rochester news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Rochester, New York

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