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TCEQ Rules in Favor of Oak Grove Coal Burning Plant in Robertson County, Texas
 


14 June 2007 at 9:07:52 AM
salon

The Robertson County politicos wanted it, the people DID NOT, because TXU did nothing to show that they were going to control, for example, mercury emissions. The TCEQ judge, despite the fact that a panel of administrative law judges recommended the permit NOT be approved, approved.. the permit. 

But during a more than three-hour hearing Wednesday in Austin, Kathleen Hartnett White, the state commission's chairwoman, said TXU is under no obligation to prove that the pollution controls will work.

Unlike most regulated things of life. Let's see. If I put out a toaster, I have to prove that it won't shock people first, right? If I put out a car, I have to prove that the gas tank won't blow up. But TXU doesn't have to prove, even though ALL of us breathe the air, not just people in Central Texas, that their pollution controls work. Pfftttttt

That's because the pollution limits in the permit will be enforceable, and if the technology fails, the Dallas-based energy giant will face fines and other penalties, she said.

Oh, Okay. So once they've polluted the air, maybe they'll get fined, eh? Meanwhile, people will be breathing mercury.

"We believe in the [pol- lution] controls that we have proposed," John Riley, a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins who represented TXU, told the commissioners Wednesday

Hmm. Isn't that the law firm that Bush got all his cronies and stooges from? Like Alberto G, the Torture Recommender?


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1 - dot   14 Jun 2007 @ 10:08:13 PM 

As I'm telling our friends in Robertson ("Booger") County, If you want quality of life in a rural environement, RUN, RUN, Run from here.  There are numerous Coal Plants, Gas Processing Plants, Scavangers, Hundreds of Sour GasWells, Dozens of Compressor Stations, Pipelines and Hundreds of Chicken Houses on a commercial Scale.  Wanna Come here??  The local Politicos love it!!

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2 - Carlton Steels   4 Feb 2009 @ 5:55:03 PM  Interested in working here

3 - salon   4 Feb 2009 @ 6:10:06 PM 

? Working where?


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