Bush Admin and Coal Ash: Will Obama Stop The Bush Polution?

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    Bush Admin and Coal Ash: Will Obama Stop The Bush Polution?

    Coal Ash: The Hidden Story - The Center for Public Integrity

    And the Bush administration’s EPA never followed through on the 2000 promise to issue those non-hazardous standards. The EPA’s solid-waste office shifted its focus from disposal of coal ash to promotion of its beneficial reuse, launching programs to encourage the ash’s safe recycling in concrete, wallboard, and construction fill (where the toxic metals act like cement, as opposed to leaching).

    Marianne Horinko, the solid-waste office’s assistant administrator from 2001 to 2004, admits she made beneficial reuse a top priority, but insists that “there sure was not a conscious effort on my part to stop the rulemaking from happening.” Horinko says her tenure was consumed by the environmental fallout of 9/11; “To say that I was greatly distracted would be the understatement of the century.”

    So the Bush Admin will use 911 as an excuse for everything?

    Recycling Questions Complicate EPA Coal Ash Decision - NYTimes.com
     
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    Coal Ash Dangers Growing

    Coal Ash is known to contain arsenic, selenium and other chemicals that can cause health problems in wildlife and people. According to the Post & Courier, in South Carolina, power companies dump roughly 2.3 billion pounds of coal ash in landfills and holding ponds, some of which are located in close proximately to rivers and neighborhoods.

    Despite assurance from the industry that the dumping of coal ash poses no dangers to groundwater or people, the Post & Courier lists several instances where the activity has led to serious environmental problems in South Carolina. According to the article:
     
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    Think Globally, Act Locally. Right Chum?

    Oregon regulators propose new water pollution permit for Oregon Steel | OregonLive.com
     
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    And then you'll both bitch that your power costs are going up.
     
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    What's the matter? Can't stick to a topic long enough to comment? What does the cite have to do with the topic? Nothing, unless your only position is political and you're out to protect the Bush legacy. My advice to the readers is not to read the article and ignore further responses to what appears to be merely an attempt to distract from the real topic and turn the discussion from scientific to political, a well-worn denier trick.
     
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    poor dave, sticking with personal attacks sans arguments. :lol:


    living in CA my energy costs are low, as they were in MA. never complain about energy costs. unlike dave, I never complained about car fuel costs either, even when they approached $5 a gallon.

    I'm a liberal, not a con-whiner..
     
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    PUT COAL ASH IN DRYWALL? Yeah sure after the Chinese drywall fiasco.
     
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    this kind of shit is scary.

    Crap is more and more ending up in our homes, and the food chain.

    but, we can't have regulation because it is socialistic and the market will self regulate. :cuckoo:
     
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    Oh, so you're so nice and cozy out in Cali. And your attitude is "FUCK everybody who gets their power from coal! Who gives a shit if they have to pay more? They're just bitter guns-and-religion clingers in flyover country!"

    What a selfish bastard you are.
     
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    I never gave a fuck about people like you who whine about the cost of energy. that's right. :clap2:


    wow! daveman finally got one. :party:
     

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