“Powerful members of the Washington State Senate” are on board with a plan to tax crude oil shipped into the state by rail. The money raised would pay for oil spill response and clean up. It would? How do we know what the clean-up is going to cost? Why not just dump the money in the river to soak up the oil….?
WE already have a ‘barrel tax’ paid only by seaborne oil tankers. Put the oil is the barrels, put the barrels on the ships…Okay next?
The Paramount Petroleum asphalt plant, was recently sold to a an investment firm and leased to Arc Logistics Partners LP for use as a crude oil terminal. Arc Terminals, the operating subsidiary of Arc Logistics, runs 17 facilities throughout the country. Federal data show one third of those facilities have been found out of compliance with EPA regulations in the past three years. What the hell another Superfund Site at add to our list...
The Answer is 17
Ever wonder just how well Our great State is doing on the Superfund situation? Just how many such sites are we hosting? Take a guess...Welll, the answer is 17.
Public Defenders, Prison and The Poor…
Oregon's legal aid groups are hoping a bill that passed the Oregon House Monday will help them better serve the fast-expanding ranks of the Oregon's poor. And what does the bill provide? More Public Defenders. and why do we need them? Because privately operated prisons have made it clear that they need raw material to keep shareholders happy. The raw material is the poor.
So we learn this week that the National Security Agency (NSA)’s British counterpart, GCHQ, monitored Internet users who visited the WikiLeaks website and that the Obama administration urged allies to file charges against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, the site’s founder.
The American Moral High Ground: on Top of a Garbage Dump
Yesterday, with the whole world watching, a US court sentenced Megan Rice, an 84-year-old nun and to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.
Say Classy, San Diego
A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man Tuesday near San Diego, after the agent was struck in the head with a rock
, Thai protesters surround prime minister's temporary offices after clashes leave 5 dead
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