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  •  The only reason these are "profitable" is because (15+ / 0-)

    the costs aren't adequately being calculated.  These businesses don't calculate the destruction of the land, spoiling of water, damage to wildlife, costs to fix the roads after all the heavy machinery, costs to clean up toxic materials, to pay to retrain workers or take care of unemployment after their jobs are through.  If these things were adequately "costed", there'd be a lot fewer of these projects going forward.  However, with businesses not being adequately regulated, with governments so eager to waive regulations and environmental protections, not to mention taxes, this isn't likely to change.

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