History’s telling me to not get excited about passage of the oil spill fine amendment…

A recent editorial in the New Orleans Times-Picayune celebrated House Passage of an amendment to the transportation bill which mandated 80% of Clean Water Act fines levied against British Petroleum for their catastraphuk be earmarked to the Gulf States who suffered the damages. The editorial called this first step important. It noted how this was the House of Representatives making a public commitment to the Gulf Coast and … Continue reading History’s telling me to not get excited about passage of the oil spill fine amendment…

Economy versus environment…the oil spill fine…

I know I’m cynical, I get it…I admit it, but when you spend any time reading the science and the journals and watching the documentaries about climate change, fracking, even peak oil…hope ceases to really be your specialty… It’s more two parts grim reality, one part enjoy the party while you can. Anyways, this might explain why, when it comes to the money, the between … Continue reading Economy versus environment…the oil spill fine…