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.
jake_lex: There's no way that a company that calls itself "Freedom Industries" isn't sleazy as hell.
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.
MechaPyx: So how bad would you say this spill is? What's the twinkie rating on this?[i.imgur.com image 300x168]
nmrsnr: Odds that someone will go to jail over this? Who wants to set the line?
HotWingConspiracy: Of course the gummermint regalatin libs are going after Freedom Industries.
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Consumers will just buy their industrial coal from companies with safer records, ensuing capitalism works better than regulations.
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!
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.
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