Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We don't need ...

No stinking regulation:

The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep.

Not in Pennsylvania, one of the states at the center of the gas rush.


Free-market! No big government! USA! USA!

The day I believe the claims of corporations that their operations pose no risk to the general public is the day I buy that pretty brick bridge over the East River. I'm sick and tired of governments applying regulations after the fact. Can we once have regulations in place before the public health is threatened?

Great thanks to our pal Montag for the link.

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