When it comes to the Ohio chemical “Chernobyl” train derailment fallout, Democrat “climate change” advocates and environmentalists in media and in government are largely silent.
For those of you just tuning in, a train carrying vinyl chloride and other toxic chemicals derailed on February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio.
After the derailment, authorities decided that a “controlled burn” of the chemicals was appropriate, supposedly in order to prevent a much larger explosion from occurring. The decision caused a massive chemical fire, with plumes of black smoke seen for miles around.
Today, officials in Indiana revealed that the toxic chemicals may spread 700 miles or more through the Ohio River to neighboring states. Water plants in West Virginia are gearing up for the worst. There is no end to the crisis in sight.
Reports out of Ohio State that chemicals from the train derailment and explosion in East Palestine have “contaminated” the Ohio River as far as West Virginia, a source of water for more than 5 million people, per West Virginia governor Jim Justice.
This is a developing story. pic.twitter.com/b1oq9AxOWN
— TheRealBiffBifford 🇺🇸 (@TBifford) February 13, 2023
One would think that the usual Democrat suspects would jump on the Ohio disaster, hurling accusations of man-made climate change in all directions, urging the Biden administration to take aggressive action to save humanity from the climate change-causing capitalist menace. Never let a crisis go to waste!
But what this author finds most interesting is the widespread radio silence from Democrats.
From Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State and failed Democrat 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, 44th President Barack Obama, and even outspoken climate change alarmist Al Gore, no offers of assistance, nor gestures of sympathy for affected citizens have been made.
Readers may be familiar with past remarks made by the Biden administration’s Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, who once decried those pesky racist roads and tunnels that prevent minorities from going to the beach.
10 days have since passed since the Ohio train derailed, and our historically LGBTQ+ Transportation Secretary is complaining about how the U.S. has too many white people working construction jobs.
Buttigieg made no mention of the Ohio train derailment while speaking at a conference this morning but did find the time to say that there are too many white people who work construction. pic.twitter.com/q4WNcq10h9
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 13, 2023
Clearly the federal government has its priorities straight.
The horrific chemical spill is on track to be one of the nation’s most devastating ecological disasters in American history, yet none of the aforementioned actors seem to care.
Quite frankly, it appears that most of the concern from public officials and pundits online is coming from conservatives, who place the blame on the Biden administration’s radical left “human infrastructure” efforts that have little to do with actual infrastructure, but rather racial identity politics, “equity,” and gender agendas.
This chemical release in Ohio looks really bad, and the media is barely talking about it.
Where are all the climate activists at? pic.twitter.com/ZVI2xfBuKG
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) February 13, 2023
Time to call in @PeteButtigieg for questioning for what is happened to the great people of Ohio train derailment & toxic chemical spill!
The media won't talk about this ecological disaster/public health crisis, but I will – and we *will* get answers
People’s lives are in danger! pic.twitter.com/X0mBWWzTBn
— Anna Paulina Luna (@VoteAPL) February 13, 2023
Pete Buttigieg has finally emerged today.
Not a single comment about the train crash in Ohio.
Instead, he bemoaned the whiteness of the construction industry.
It’s a miracle that this country is able to function at all under this regime.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 13, 2023
In November 2021, Biden and his Democrat legion proudly spent $1.5 trillion on a “bipartisan infrastructure” bill, one of his administration’s most self-perceived prestigious accomplishments, brought to you by the green energy wing of the Democratic Party and loathsome Republican lawmakers who should’ve known better.
The bill was advertised as a means to upgrade water systems, roads, bridges, and railway systems. However, in a non-traditional twist, this “infrastructure” package would focus on “climate change mitigation, resilience, equity and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians.”
CNN claimed that experts said the trillion dollar expenditure was “sorely needed to ensure safe travel, as well as the efficient transport of goods and produce across the country.”
Flash forward to today: What would the citizens of East Palestine say? Did this massive financial endeavor fulfill its mission statement?
February 16, 2023 at 6:27 am
Thinking that greenies know anything about containing or neutralizing hazards such as what has occurred is quite humorous.
Leave these decisions to the incident command center and don’t try to meddle in their field of expertise. Containment of chemicals and averting any more rail car blevies should be the first order of business. Cleanup will be a slow costly process.
February 16, 2023 at 6:52 am
No worries. The EPA says the air is safe to breathe, and the water is safe to drink. Bullsh*t!!!! Our “government” has lied to these people about the safety of the air and water quality from day one!! This is one tragedy that will take decades to correct!! Much like nuclear radiation, the poisons released into the air and water ARE NOT going to go away anytime soon!!!!
February 16, 2023 at 9:04 am
Butt Boy and all the rest are useless pieces of Schiff!
February 16, 2023 at 11:32 am
February 17, 2023 at 12:31 pm
Typical of devildemocommiecrats, cause a disaster then lie about it!!!!! Before it is over the citizens affected will be blamed for the derailment!!!!! Devildemocommiecrats NEVER take responsibility for their failures and the lying piece of schiff Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists will cover for them!!!!!!!!!!
February 17, 2023 at 6:59 pm
I say, we as the citizens of this country should stand up now, and demand the approved budget be null and avoid and then let the public name exactly what the budget should pay for, and re-write a new budget, leaving out all the “fluff” they always try to sneak in behind closed doors. What good are representatives if they allow wasteless use of funds. It certainly is not what the people want the money spent on.
February 23, 2023 at 4:53 pm
Just think if you Washington guys had spent ANY of that infrastructure money on railroads that was budgeted in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2020 and 2021 on actual INFRASTRUCTURE this whole thing may well have been avoided altogether. FOOD FOR THOUGHT!