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  •  The EPA is, and will be (7+ / 0-)

    liable for this. Law suits on the use of this dispersant are inevitable. More importantly is that folks are arming themselves with information that cuts through the deliberate murkiness of the administration's oversight of BP. This, I predict, will destroy the career of Lisa Jackson, as it should.

    •  that was not really my goal (8+ / 0-)

      when writing this,
      (in fact, made me think twice about it)

      But I just want effective Govt.

      and I just want the Transparency,
      a thriving Democracy needs.


      Those are my Goals ...

      Oh and to keep folks informed too.

      The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

      by jamess on Sun May 30, 2010 at 06:41:57 AM PDT

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      •  I'm speaking for myself here.... (6+ / 0-)

        Would removing Lisa Jackson...btw, because of this growing scandal of the use of Corexit, serve the people with more transparency? Yes...in my view.

        •  it's too bad (3+ / 0-)
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          Lisa Jackson was one of Obama's better picks (IMO, YMMV)

          The American Television and Newspaper Mainstream Media = Private, For Profit Corporate Information Service Monopoly

          by o the umanity on Sun May 30, 2010 at 09:03:16 AM PDT

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          •  but, apparently, not good enough. eom (1+ / 0-)
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            Now is the time for all good men to come to. - Pogo

            by DawnN on Sun May 30, 2010 at 09:25:39 AM PDT

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            •  EPA head won't be micromanaging toxicity studies. (0+ / 0-)

              to expect that is unreasonable.  Policy is for X toxicity to be accepted, rather than going one by one through the list.  There are tens of thousands of chemicals and formulations on lists like this.  

              To ask for EPA head to be canned would be to throw out the administrator for the policy details they should not be visiting in detail.  No doubt someone is looking at the dispersant in greater detail.

              The relevant toxicity is to people using full strength.  The dispersant will become diluted in the oil and in the water- to levels much below a ppm, at least if it actually disperses as intended.    

              You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

              by murrayewv on Sun May 30, 2010 at 01:25:37 PM PDT

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              •  With respect, my post and the others above (1+ / 0-)
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                regarding Administrator Jackson were referencing the situation of the EPA ordering BP to cease the use of Corexit, BP refusing, and EPA knuckling under and approving use of less volume of Corexit.

                Now is the time for all good men to come to. - Pogo

                by DawnN on Sun May 30, 2010 at 04:56:42 PM PDT

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