Shale Boom Spreads Wealth Windfall
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  • bpuharic

    One of the tendencies I’ve noted with the oil industry is to discount the real costs associated with environmental pollution.

    In addition, conservatives, like WRM, often assume there are no environmental costs (except if you’re a Chinese communist, in which case your country is doomed), and that information is free (shut down all govt agencies since we don’t need their info!!)

    Instead of acting like an industry flack, and publishing oil company press releases, perhaps a bit more intellectual rigor would be nice. Even a cursory glance finds:

    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/05/fracking_industry_says_its_raised_household_incomes_by_1200/?source=newsletter

    Lest anyone think I’m a tree hugger, I, being pro-nuke, had a discussion with Ralph Nader regarding his opposition.

  • bpuharic

    CNN has an article today about the DOT 111 tank cars used to transport petroleum products

    Turns out they have a design flaw and tend to explode in a collisoin

    But, thank god, the free market exists and all those people who will get killed will get a premium funeral paid for by capitalism

    The group charged with regulating these tank cars has delayed, for another year, any changes to regulations. Kind of like how we deregulated the financial sector, with great results in 2007

    Isn’t govt deregulation wonderful!

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