Saturday, June 12, 2010

Industrialists In Continuous Violation

I was nosing around on the internet today -- in my ongoing quest to find incriminating evidence against the industrialists and industrial powers. Thanks to the internet, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to have your every sense and sensibility assaulted by these clowns.

It just took a little nosing around today when I found this recently hatched fact. Someone said the Harper's Index for July is out, and that it tells us that there are 2000 industrial facilities found by the EPA to have been in continuous violation of the Clean Air Act since 2007.

Since 2007! Continuous violation!

I don't have the list of these facilities or really any other information on them. I just have the bare fact as it's been laid out in front of us. There are 2000 industrial facilities "in continuous violation" of the Clean Air Act over the last three years.

That could mean that there was another 2000 in violation up through last year, but somehow they learned their lesson and decided to clean up their act. But I seriously doubt that. A few of them could've been in continuous violation, then went out of business when the air around their facilities became so polluted that the workers couldn't find their way in to work. Or it could be that numerous of these may have left the country, thus taking them out of the purview of the U.S. EPA.

Whatever else could be, we have what is, that these clowns, 2000 of them, are "in continuous violation." What does that mean? To me, it means they've been polluting without pause and with impunity for at least the last three years. Around the clock, 24/7, every day of the year, including the leap year day of 2008, they were "in continuous violation" of the law.

WTF? Is this something that's allowed? Can't we get in there and tell them to put a filter on the outtake valve? Or a filter on something in the terrible works of their facilities, so at least one day in a three year span they wouldn't be "in continuous violation"?

I know one of the companies, the monster truck tire factory in my town. They have to be one of the ones guilty of this. Because on a clear day ... there aren't any clear days!

OK, industrialists ... clowns ... it's time to clean up your act! Now!

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