When I worked at UNT, I did a little demonstration for the department chair to make a point. I wrote on several pieces of paper all the many responsibilities that made up my job. Then I tore the paper so each responsibility was on a separate piece about the size of a business card.
I had a lovely woven basket into which I placed the pieces of paper. But they wouldn’t all fit so I put the overflow into a bag.
I carried the basket into his office and set it on his desk. He eyed me warily–we had been together for about five years. I took handfuls of paper from the bag and placed them in the basket. The papers overflowed the basket and fell to the floor.
That day he requested my assistant.
My basket still overfloweth. Sometimes important pieces of paper fall on the floor and into cracks. I dug a couple of gems out of the cracks this week. So sorry for the delay.
The first item is an advertisement for a conference where attorneys can learn how to provide a Get Out of Jail Card for polluters.
Some of the items on the agenda will sound familiar to you as will the descriptions of those items.
What I found most interesting is that many of the law firms presenting at the conference helped the tobacco industry dodge responsibility for their cancer causing products. I’ve been telling you for years that the fracking industry is using the same playbook the tobacco industry used. What I didn’t realize is it’s practically the same industry with many of the same players and the same advertising campaign.
The next item I have for you is a roadmap for the industry to avoid responsibility for the benzene metabolites in your body.
If you have leukemia or some other type of cancer, look not at the gas wells in your backyard. Go look in your kitchen; but not under the kitchen sink where you keep all your fracking chemicals. Look in your pantry and refrigerator to see if you have any of this stuff:
These are the culprits along with Pepto-Bismol and Chloraseptic lozenges.
In case you’ve been exposed to toluene, that won’t work either. Toluene actually suppresses benzene metabolites.
Is toluene the cure then? If toluene exposure reduces benzene metabolites, can it reduce cancer risk from exposure to fracking chemicals and hydrocarbons? Do we have a cure for leukemia right in our own backyards?
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