Category Archives: polluters

Oil drilling off the coast of Virginia?

Sure, sure. Let’s despoil Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore, more, more. A few million tar balls? No problem. Just pretend they don’t exist. And, best of all, we can keep motoring. Walking? Are you kidding? Read a nice letter to the editor on this whole notion.

Big Oil REALLY likes Mitt Romney – really

The data and suppositions in this article are not all that surprising, actually. In any case, Mr. Romney would throw some big subsidies to Big Oil – and Big Coal, too – if elected (or “selected” by the Surpreme Court).

Big Oil wins more taxpayer dollars, thanks to House

Republicans in the House apparently enjoy the hell out of kissing the ass of Big Oil. How else to explain the action described in this article?

U.S. Senate bats aside GOPers’ pro-pollution add-ons to trans bill

Exxon, Salazar in setttlement talks on offshore drilling

What’s to settle? You either stick with your guns (no drilling whatsoever) o you don’t. To all the laypeople driving around (often when they could be walking instead): The sooner you have to stop buying petroleum products like gasoline and motor oil the quicker we can clean up the mess we’ve been making now for many decades. And stop polluting. The NY Times has this piece on the “talks.”

As drillers punch holes in Midwest, a lawmaker shares in the spoils

And that legislator is Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma. Two things to remember: Being a politician today is not necessarily about doing the right thing; it’s about who can raise the most money to run for office/run for re-election. Second, those campaign contributions come with strings attached. No bigtime polluter is going to give money to a politician just to be nice. No sir. The checks come with expectations, like in voting against pollution regulations. Read about Boren and his ilk.

The car vs. wild America

Today’s five-mile exercise walk yielded sightings of the usual road-killed wildlife: squirrels, American robins, skunk, raccoon, opossum, white-tailed deer, monarch butterfly, orang sulphur butterfly, etc. etc. Meanwhile, the American love-affair with the almighty motor vehicle marches on, and on, an on . . .