Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Comical Spin from the Biggest Polluters

Utilities, oil refiners, and the state of Texas were unhappy recently when the courts said you cannot delay the regulation of greenhouse gases by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Washington Post.

"Yet another blow was dealt in favor of overreaching government regulation and against the economic well-being of the American people," Charles T. Drevna, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, said in a statement, according to the story. 

I did not know that the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association had a sense of humor.

It is laughable that the head of the association presumes to be looking out for the well being of the American people.

How about phasing out your dirty business, and focusing all that patriotism on helping America establish a renewable energy economy, one that includes jobs and our legacy of innovation? 

Not funny
Environmental organizations hailed the court's order. "The biggest polluters in America hired countless K Street lawyers to undermine EPA's science-based policies to address global warming consistent with its responsibilities under the Clean Air Act," said Vickie Patton, general counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund, according to the Washington Post.

Climate change undermines the health of the oceans in many ways, so moving away from the petroleum economy as soon as possible is another way to express one's love for the seas.

Read the whole court ruling story here

Photo: altweeklies.com

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