Feds taking over permits for Texas plants
The list of facilities that could come next the include chemical plants, refineries and other facilities, such as the Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants in Bayport and Houston, the Motiva Enterprises Houston terminal, Rhodia Inc.’s Houston plant, the Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou facility and Valero’s Texas City facility. Other company permits that have drawn scrutiny from the EPA include Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical Co. and Formosa Plastics.
WAHOO! This is freaking fracking great news! Let’s hope the Barnett Shale is next!
Oh, here is Governor Perry’s rant.
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TCEQ takes another deserved hit in the Texas Observer: http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/agency-of-destruction
It should be required reading for every TEXAN, this is how our state regulatory agencies (dont) work.
Good news about the EPA. Hope the EPA marches down to Booger County and performs needed chores there.
Why is can any true envirnomentalists believe the Feds handing out permits will give us more protection when the Feds are not doing their jobs in cleaning up the BIG mess along the Gulf states? If Democrats in office really cared, they would not be taking a hand's off approach. This if proof the hard left agenda is not about the envirnoment, but about redistribution of wealth.
All eyes are on Obama now to step up to take care of a major problem. He seems more interested in helping Boxer get elected and entertaining the president of Mexico than taking care of the envirnoment.
Bigger government with more power is not the answer and how many times do they have to show us by actions, for some to learn.