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Sunset in a haze of West Coast smoke

Hazy sunset over Boston Harbor from East Boston

In East Boston, Marta watched the sun go down through West Coast fire haze over Boston Harbor this evening.

Mary Ellen watched the sunset from West Roxbury:

Smokey sunset over West Roxbury

Smoke covering much of the East and Midwest, at an altitude of 20,000 to 30,000 feet, shortly before 5 p.m. today (source):

Smokey sunset over West Roxbury


Smoky sunrise.


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This is what decades of republicans denying science and prostituting themselves to big oil and coal gets you. A burning planet, filthy air, record high temperatures, crazy droughts, toxic water.

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A jackass who fled to Idaho to scuttle a vote he couldn't win and prevented passage of climate and forestry bills lost his house to the flames.

Asshole also led walkouts rather than engage in the stakeholder process during the design of the climate bill and forestry bills.


(posting this summary article rather than posting two news items - one from the cowardly scuttling away from his job in February, another from this week)

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