The[Obama] administration has awarded more than 179,000 “categorical exclusions” to stimulus projects funded by federal agencies, freeing those projects from review under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. Coal-burning utilities like Westar Energy and Duke Energy, chemical manufacturer DuPont, and ethanol maker Didion Milling are among the firms with histories of serious environmental violations that have won blanket NEPA exemptions.
Even a project at BP’s maligned refinery in Texas City, Tex. — owner of the oil industry’s worst safety record and site of a deadly 2005 explosion, as well as a benzene leak earlier this year — secured a waiver for the preliminary phase of a carbon capture and sequestration experiment involving two companies with past compliance problems. The primary firm has since dropped out of the project before it could advance to the second phase.
They see such energy companies as evil republican corporate monsters.
That's because they are an easy target. A picture of a smoke stack next to a head line about pollution is easier to sell than a picture of a glass of milk and a complaint about a dairy monoploy. You'd actually have to read the article about milk to understand the issue.
Laziness isn't relegated to liberals though...it's an equal opportunity employer.
Answer by UpSheRises at 2:33 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 2:44 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 2:16 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by agentwanda at 2:51 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 4:21 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
But you will not see many progressive liberals on here taking issue with it. But I don't consider either of you to be progressives.
Answer by Carpy
Fair enough. I am also disappointed to see only posts from right leaning CMr's.
Answer by UpSheRises at 4:35 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 5:14 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
I wasn't a fan of the stimulus, hoped for more infrastructure projects. I do support pushing for 'green' jobs and policies. The fact that ObamaCo is allowing so many exclusions for this and health care just proves to me that he is a corporatist and SSDD.
More change I can't believe in.
Answer by Friday at 5:24 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:10 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:20 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
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