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Same planet, different worlds.

A news item today, in the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Toledo water still unsafe: Gov. Kasich visits as city waits for EPA water test results

By Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

on August 03, 2014 at 2:49 PM, updated August 03, 2014 at 2:55 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s too soon to tell if the water is safe in Toledo, Gov. John Kasich said Sunday.

The toxin microcystin, found in Lake Erie, polluted the water supply early Saturday morning. Residents have been without running water for more than 24 hours…

…Water samples rushed to Environmental Protection Agency laboratories showed low levels of the pollutant on Sunday, but scientists need more time to determine if the water OK to drink, Kasich said…

…The contaminant forms in algae blooms, when excessive fertilizer and manure runs off into the water. The EPA mandates a 24-hour period of clean water before the city can give an all-clear, City of Toledo spokeswoman Lisa Ward said. Most of the results will come back Sunday afternoon, but officials must review the findings before making a final decision on water safety…

That darn federal EPA.

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), via Twitter this past week:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler

ICYMI: I joined @McConnellPress yesterday to speak about the devastating effects of EPA regs. [….} 9:40 AM – 31 Jul 2014

Just don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air.

A reply to Representative Hartzler (r), via Twitter:

Cody Welton ‏@acoupstick

@RepHartzler @McConnellPress your corporate overlords approve. #bought 9:49 AM – 31 Jul 2014