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Originally posted by desert
I think that the oil company's profits are in a different league than the gas station owner's profits.
How can I tell about the skies?--the choking, everyday thick brown smog of 40 years ago I breathed is gone.
An oil co's family can escape to a mountain retreat.
Increasing energy production will decrease poverty?
I do agree we consume too much (we are an overdeveloped country), but let us be an example of the better way to balance energy and consumption, proactive rather than reactive as we are at the moment.
Originally posted by StellarX
Well my question was really how much that brown smog really affected the planet at large and not how it affected you personally...
Time is the ultimate resource and when a government seeks to create a economic situation where you are ( in some places they even convinced people that that was what they wanted) busy all hours of the day you will now know their true aim.
I propose we first create the situations in which we can ALL prosper and , if there is anything left , then try save the planet with our new found wealth and greater energy and technological resources resulting from our demand to get only the best . I believe that stunting human progress ( in the misguided belief that such will 'save the environment&planet) is the exact course of action that will ultimately destroy us if we allow those who control the flow of energy to have their restrictive way.
Originally posted by desert
Ah, my fellow ATS poster, are we not all on this planet together, breathing its air and drinking its water--how can it not affect each one of us personally?
Originally posted by donwhite
I’ll betcha this Order from Geo W on advice of AG Gonzales, will terminate all pending prosecutions of industry for Clean Air Act violations! Sort of a fringe benefit available only to the R&Fs. Rich and Famous. A/K/A Republicans.
Thank you Red State types.
Originally posted by marg6043
This is another make believe attempt to the public to show that he is doing something while his fellow Republicans are biting their nails because the popularity of Bush is failing.
He is not attacking the real issue about the oil companies in the US.
He will not because you do not bite the hand that feed you.
Oil companies are controlling the refine of crude and like that control the depending on demand.
They can make demands to get higher while refining less oil.
They get money trough incentives and tax brakes.
They actually get rewarded for their practices.
Oil companies will keep pushing their business way of dealing with demand until they get the desirable prices on gas even if the price of crude roles back.
They are setting the new high on gas prices to be the new standard for the hole nation.
Obviously you've done no research. The air in America is cleaner now than it was in the late 1800's.
PEOPLE own the oil companies; retired people.... people with IRA's, and investments; not Bush, Cheney or the republicans in control of congress.
".... the levels of arsenic, mercury, PCB, and other contaminants...."
REPLY: Every one of those is down at least 40%. Also, isn't it odd that much of the concentrations of Mercury are in area's where there are no people, cities or industry???
".... Anyone that buys the oil companies propaganda and thinks clear air laws are to blame really need some help."
Even a minor amount of research will show that very little land in America is suitable for growing sugarcane.
The same was said about Pudroe Bay, and it's crap-ola! The Caribou herd tripled in size; animals are using the pipeline to ptotect themselves from predators
REPLY: You're ignoring the fact that no one in the Whitehouse is still in the oil business.