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  •  OK so maybe the restriction is reasonable... (7+ / 0-)

    but why is Exxon in charge of the cleanup operation? That includes providing information to the public, just like during the BP blowout in the Gulf, when all we heard was the BP version of events. Why is there not a representative of the people present and overseeing the whole operation? That doesn't mean making every detail of the cleanup subject to political control, but Exxon should have to report and give access to the EPA, or DOE, because when they cause a massive public hazard they should become subject to public scrutiny. But they don't.

    Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. -Carl Sagan

    by howardfromUSA on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:20:14 PM PDT

    •  It ought to be entirely Government run, and (4+ / 0-)
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      stevej, shaharazade, skod, elwior

      Exxon should have to foot the bill.

      If some arsonist lights off a National Forest, do we let them run the firefighting operation?

      No, we let the Forest Service run the operation, and then we bill the bastard who started the fire for the entire cost.  

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 05:57:23 AM PDT

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