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  •  Nevada Governor wants 3 more coal fired (3+ / 0-)
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    plants to pollute.

    And you thought
    Bush was backward

    •  Texas legislature approved eleven. (9+ / 0-)

      After much screaming and gnashing of teeth by environmental activists, they settled on seven...AND we got Bush back.  How much bad fortune can one state endure?!

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:09:41 PM PST

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      •  Michigan has three looming, one right on Huron. (0+ / 0-)

        Cut car emissions and allow coal burning plants, is that stupid or what?   Cutting auto emissions on a state to state basis is also dumb. Cut them, I don't care.  Just make it the same everywhere - unless it is up to the owner to pay to have them modified to meet state standards.  I do not want to pay on the price of a car, the cost of this mish mash.  

        State by state is ridiculous and so is coal burning.

        They're asking for another four years -- in a just world, they'd get 10 to 20 ~~ Dennis Kucinich

        by dkmich on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:45:15 AM PST

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    •  The reason our industrial wastes have not (1+ / 0-)
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      been handled appropriately--i.e. spewed into land, water and air as pollutants--is largely a consequence of faulty accounting standards.  The costs of waste disposal have been, traditionally, registered as a reduction of potential profit.  That someone downstream was going to have to pay for the clean-up somehow, someway, just didn't figure into anyone's calculations.  Consequently, it wasn't even able to be anticipated that reprocessing wastes by, for example, capturing heavy metals in scrubbers, could be profitable in the long run.  It was only when regulations required this reprocessing that the benefits of avoiding waste became obvious.

      How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

      by hannah on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:35:36 AM PST

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