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foo monkey: If the waste water is blue, it can't be that bad, right?
Old enough to know better: Maybe when that shiat starts seeping across state lines something will get done.
rzrwiresunrise: If the market were so outraged, it would have done something about it. Boycotts? Nope. Lawsuits? Nope. Can't be too upset if Duke isn't facing any economic repercussions. See, this is what a free market looks like. If only this could be a model for the rest of our great nation, we'd see a real economic rebound.
d23: bdub77: Well, being someone who actually lives in NC, let me just say that I hope our state doesn't share that same political apathy and pessimism.Duke Energy is our energy company here in Indiana, and I can say we don't share the apathy and pessimism either. Our populace continues to very enthusiastically provide fellatio to every energy exec (except those dirty hippy clean energy folks) in the beliefs that if we just give it just A LITTLE BIT MORE then we'll get a golden shower of jobs.Just...a...little...bit...more.The constant kissass we give our corporations fits VERY well into Einstein's definition of insanity. These assholes don't create jobs, they constantly destroy them. Start make them pay taxes and stop kissing their damn ass.
wildsnowllama: Don't worry, the free market will handle this. Everyone affected by Duke dumping waste in this river will just get their coal from some other company.
Weaver95: And you know what? Nothing will change. I honestly don't know why we even bother with environmental protection laws anymore...companies ignore the rules, and even if they get caught, they just pay the fines and keep right on dumping iwaste illegally. They can literally poison people and get away with it. Someone gets sick as a result of their dumping, they have the lawyers and legal staff to deal with anything that comes up. Cops protect them. They've got a pr staff to handle any negative press backlash and legislators are on the payroll.
Ringshadow: Fun fact: coal waste is radioactive.Another fun fact: coal and gas are barely regulated compared to nuclear./go on, give them a real regulatory body with teeth//if ONE nuke plant did this we'd be facing the shutdown of ALL nuke plants in the US
bdub77: Well, being someone who actually lives in NC, let me just say that I hope our state doesn't share that same political apathy and pessimism.
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