Friday, January 24, 2014

Some issues with deregulation

At this time we are lucky to still have the regulations we do. The Republicans continue to work toward deregulation either through literally repealing safety laws or by cutting agency budgets such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Oil train crashes are unique incentives to approve the Keystone Pipeline Project. Let's hope the derailments are not deliberate. Are they deliberate? We need investigators into these accidents.
Gas wells are spreading all over the country. Fracking is contaminating adjacent water tables and some wells are apparently exploding too.

Freedom Industries stored chemicals apparently without looking at the Material Safety Data Sheet to see if two different chemicals can be safely stored in the same container.

Other chemical spills around the country:

If you work for Halliburton, you won't have any problems with the law.

Chemical spills aren't the only problem. Chemical fires can be extremely dangerous along the entire path of the smoke as the wind carries it. Omaha, Nebraska and New Albany, Mississippi are currently having their share of problems with fires at chemical processing plants:

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