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(Yahoo)   After Freedom Industries' chemicals made half the state's water completely unusable, WV regulators decide it's probably good idea to do a few inspections at ALL their facilties, and shockingly, find tons of other chemical storage violations   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 35
    More: Obvious, Freedom Industries, chemical accident, storage violation, West Virginia, nitrous oxide, Tom Aluise, chemicals  
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2014-01-16 12:21:24 PM
9 votes:
See? This is why government regulation and oversight is a terrible thing. There were absolutely ZERO reported safety violations when nobody was going around looking for them -- and now that they are, it's through the farking roof!
2014-01-16 12:35:52 PM
6 votes:
Did anyone else notice that they might be moving their glycerin to Nitro?  Might want to think that one through again...
2014-01-16 12:38:34 PM
4 votes:
Of course the gummermint regalatin libs are going after Freedom Industries.
2014-01-16 11:17:58 AM
4 votes:
But it's freedom pollution! Honest Americans and true patriots will drink their freedom water and not complain about it all because they are REAL MEN gotdamn it! You can take your hippie commie clean water bullshiat if you want but that's the wimpy way out.
2014-01-16 10:34:52 AM
4 votes:
Are you saying that regulation and enforcement is essential to safe drinking water? THE HELL YOU SAY
2014-01-16 12:57:02 PM
3 votes:
www.wvpolicy.org
2014-01-16 12:53:32 PM
3 votes:
choosepp.net
2014-01-16 12:53:15 PM
3 votes:
Almost sewerage West Virgina,
Kanawha River suddenly turned purple
Life is short here,
Shorter now for me,
Oh my god I'm thirsty,
And can't now make pee!
2014-01-16 12:34:11 PM
3 votes:
Consumers will just buy their industrial coal from companies with safer records, ensuing capitalism works better than regulations.
2014-01-16 01:15:16 PM
2 votes:
This is why ALL water should be privatized. The free market would prevent this. People would only buy from companies that provide the good stuff.

That and tax cuts.
2014-01-16 12:50:41 PM
2 votes:
Freedom Industries: Dedicated to setting your chemicals free
2014-01-16 12:44:15 PM
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Hopefully the chemical companies will successfully lobby for a new tax to appear on each resident's water bill so the enormously dire consequences of these job-killing regulations can be at least somewhat deflected.


I was wondering what that, "because fark you that's why" surcharge on my bill was all about.
2014-01-16 12:35:26 PM
2 votes:
I am suprised the company isnt sending bills to everyone for using their chemicals.
2014-01-16 12:35:20 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-16 12:30:45 PM
2 votes:
People will just buy their clean water from the competitors
2014-01-16 12:15:31 PM
2 votes:
Hopefully the chemical companies will successfully lobby for a new tax to appear on each resident's water bill so the enormously dire consequences of these job-killing regulations can be at least somewhat deflected.
2014-01-16 11:59:20 PM
1 votes:

jake_lex: There's no way that a company that calls itself "Freedom Industries" isn't sleazy as hell.


The punishment should be that they have to change their name to PollutingYourHouseholdWaterSupply Industries.
2014-01-16 04:16:40 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: SpectroBoy: This is why ALL water should be privatized. The free market would prevent this. People would only buy from companies that provide the good stuff.

No, clearly the answer is RAISES FOR EVERYONE!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x109]

They've got top people on this. TOP.  PEOPLE.


Not work safe audio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3mw49mk_x0

Classic video :)
GBB
2014-01-16 03:52:48 PM
1 votes:

MechaPyx: So how bad would you say this spill is? What's the twinkie rating on this?

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]


Imagine if this Twinkie represented a typical glass of water.  The creme filling would represent the amount of deadly chemicals in the water.
2014-01-16 03:40:25 PM
1 votes:
So how bad would you say this spill is? What's the twinkie rating on this?

i.imgur.com
2014-01-16 02:41:38 PM
1 votes:

nmrsnr: Odds that someone will go to jail over this? Who wants to set the line?


Before or after the Congress issues a formal apology?
2014-01-16 02:31:47 PM
1 votes:
I'm totally outraged at this affront to the 'Merican economy. How are we supposed to compete with the likes of China if we hogtie ourselves with arbitrary environmental restrictions?

Christ, there's still an article on the main page about how much progress they've made on enriching the air in Beijing. They're peaking at 671 micrograms per cubic meter and we can't even come -close- to that anymore. They're getting so thoroughly saturated in natural resources they're going to be able to mine the atmosphere soon, then we'll really start falling behind!
2014-01-16 02:13:24 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-01-16 01:44:58 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Of course the gummermint regalatin libs are going after Freedom Industries.


And the FOX-News people will attack them for going after the "job creators".
2014-01-16 01:28:22 PM
1 votes:
imageshack.com
2014-01-16 01:13:11 PM
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Consumers will just buy their industrial coal from companies with safer records, ensuing capitalism works better than regulations.


Dammit! You broke my sarcasm detector and I don't get out of work till 6 and the sarcasm detector store closes at 5:00.
2014-01-16 01:06:49 PM
1 votes:
Well, maybe if there weren't so many regulations on their business they'd be able to make enough money to afford proper chemical storage.
2014-01-16 12:56:23 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe a company run by a cokehead and failed tavern owner would violate rules.
2014-01-16 12:55:32 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Hopefully the chemical companies will successfully lobby for a new tax to appear on each resident's water bill so the enormously dire consequences of these job-killing regulations can be at least somewhat deflected.



Sorry, PN, but not even you could out-Poe Big Coal and its affiliated industries in Appalachia.

There's no costs to offset or pass along.  Regulations?  Ignore 'em.  Fines?  Just have a local judge reduce them later, and then for the rest you simply don't bother to pay it.  After all, what are the local yokels going to do about it?  Close down some of the only revenue sources in the local economy?
2014-01-16 12:48:24 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: See? This is why government regulation and oversight is a terrible thing. There were absolutely ZERO reported safety violations when nobody was going around looking for them -- and now that they are, it's through the farking roof!


I didn't have ANY viruses on my PC until I installed this damn antivirus!
2014-01-16 12:43:43 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: See? This is why government regulation and oversight is a terrible thing. There were absolutely ZERO reported safety violations when nobody was going around looking for them -- and now that they are, it's through the farking roof!



FOX NEWS BULLETIN: Environmental Safety violations up 167% under Obama.

FOX NEWS VIEWER: Dang that Obummer!
2014-01-16 12:39:07 PM
1 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: nmrsnr: Odds that someone will go to jail over this? Who wants to set the line?

Eh, I'm all for undoing corporations but at least in this case I don't think prison is really warranted. Had people been hurt or a more dangerous chemical been spilled then I'd reconsider. Fine the company the entire cost of the cleanup, penalize them further for failing to follow safety procedures, and watch them like a hawk for years. Oh and find out why they weren't being inspected before this. That part seems to be the biggest failing in all this.


Money! It's a gas.
2014-01-16 12:35:26 PM
1 votes:
You'd think Obama would have to some to put a stop to this instead of golfing in Hawaii. As usual, the libs blue it.
2014-01-16 12:32:28 PM
1 votes:
Why does WVA now hate capitalism?
//Freedom means free to pollute
2014-01-16 12:24:10 PM
1 votes:
So the free market isn't policing itself? well this is a shocker, who could have ever predicted that
 
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