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Indeed, but can this be managed in a reasonable way? Many useful industries utilize potentially hazardous chemicals and substances, and are able to deal with them in a safe and reasonable way.

By the way, this is a fascinating quote: "State regulators, initially caught flat-footed, tightened the rules this year for any new water treatment plants but allowed any existing operations to continue discharging water into rivers."

Is this how things are done in the US? Everything is legal, except what is forbidden? Around here, any and all potentially polluting activities need to get permits before they are initiated. They are not allowed to start helter skelter and then regulated in hindsight.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sat May 28th, 2011 at 06:49:10 PM EST
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