Skip to main content

View Diary: Texas wants federal disaster aid it refused to give others (318 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  yes, yes, yes... exactly... (6+ / 0-)

    make the freaking fertilizer company pay for the damages
    sue them into oblivion then sue the freaking state of
    Texas for their lack of protecting it's citizens.

    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

    by Statusquomustgo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:18:47 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  I just read this at the Denver Post (4+ / 0-)
      HOUSTON—A Texas fertilizer plant that exploded, killing up to 15 people, was required by the state to have sprinklers and other safety mechanisms, but told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it did not have such equipment.
      Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air permit chief Mike Wilson says the agency required sprinklers and safety barriers for the fertilizer storage and blending facility in West. The measures are required because the plant handles anhydrous ammonia, a flammable substance that can be used as a fertilizer.
      But in a risk management plan the company filed with the EPA in 2011, officials said it did not have such systems.

      Read more: Texas requires sprinklers, feds told none in plant - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/...

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:49:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Texas might require things but Texas following (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        skohayes, Oh Mary Oh

        through to make sure the companies have them they're not so good at it seems....

        "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

        by Statusquomustgo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:03:26 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site