Re: Making America Polluted Again
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:49:59 -0400
- From: Wayne <vseerror@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Making America Polluted Again
On 3/16/17 11:04 AM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 3/16/2017 7:45 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
No. Accidents, and explosions are VERY EXPENSIVE. Ask the family owned
company from West, Tx. about that! And the people who worked there! If
they rebuild, you can bet safety will be 'job one'. Most companies
realize that such things inevitably happen if they don't take steps to
I have a nephew who teaches safety, and plant operations for a Jr.
College near Texas City, Tx. He worked a long time for chemical plants,
and they were instrumental in setting up the courses, and getting him to
dust off his degree, and teach it. Not all companies are as
shortsighted as the government.
On 3/16/17 2:11 AM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 3/15/2017 4:41 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
"We're going to work on the CAFE standards so you can make cars in
America again," Trump said. "We're gonna help the companies and
they're gonna help you."
I didn't know they prevented manufacturers from making cars in
Doesn't California have stricter requirements? Maybe that's why cars
aren't manufactured there.
Like the quote about not needing friends abroad. People there really
going to think we are stupid.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
delayed regulations that were made in response to a 2013 explosion at
a fertilizer storage plant in West, Texas, that killed 15 people and
injured more than 250 others.
Yes, and the reason indicates the bill needs more thinking, as it
required companies to submit a report of what materials they had that
could be explosive, and detail where they were stored, and how much,
and the reports weren't classified. Sometimes a bill is rejected for
good reasons. We can make distance laws about such things, without
going overboard. Right now, there is one a few miles from here that
is no more than a block from an elementary school. Other things, like
blast deflectors, can make these plants safer, without closing down
plants that employ a large number of workers, and make essential
And those companies are going to voluntarily do the work to make the
plants safer? Sorry, that would cost money and reduce our profits.
Maybe. And maybe too, not all companies have a conscience, literally or
figuratively. And then, some are just plain stupid or oblivious.
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