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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 06:45 PM

Big oil asks government to protect its Texas facilities from climate change

This is not the Onion.

"...the idea of taxpayers around the country paying to protect refineries worth billions, and in a state where top politicians still dispute climate change's validity, doesn't sit well with some.

"The oil and gas industry is getting a free ride," said Brandt Mannchen, a member of the Sierra Club's executive committee in Houston. "You don't hear the industry making a peep about paying for any of this and why should they? There's all this push like, 'Please Senator Cornyn, Please Senator Cruz, we need money for this and that.'"

Normally outspoken critics of federal spending, Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz both backed using taxpayer funds to fortify the oil facilities' protections and the Texas coast. Cruz called it "a tremendous step forward."

Federal, state and local money is also bolstering defenses elsewhere, including on New York's Staten Island, around Atlantic City, New Jersey, and in other communities hammered by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Construction in Texas could begin in several months on the three sections of storm barrier. While plans are still being finalized, some dirt levees will be raised to about 17 feet high, and 6 miles of 19-foot-tall floodwalls would be built or strengthened around Port Arthur, a Texas-Louisiana border locale of pungent chemical smells and towering knots of steel pipes.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-protect-oil-facilities-from-climate-change-coastal-spine/

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 06:52 PM

1. politicians have no sense of irony or they think we are dumber than slugs

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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 06:55 PM

2. Industry is getting a free ride

Actually, they're getting paid while riding for free and tearing up the road behind them, which they're going to want repaired before they come back, and why should they have to pay for it?

Meanwhile, any public money spent on the public (unless it's for a new football stadium) is the rankest socialism, creates a culture of dependency,* and makes baby Jesus cry, you monsters.

*No, the oil industry isn't "dependent" on public money, so stop saying that!

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 07:18 PM

3. republican lies about climate change are dangerous for America

...as is this corporate welfare scheme. Why not shift away from climate screwing oil, and do something sustainable, instead of continuing to spew dangerous republican lies tp America.

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