Shell Oil Pays $6M for Clean Air Violations, Texas Schools Use Funds to Go Solar
Here's a story with a sense of justice from a case of environmental wrongdoing: Shell Oil was sued two years ago for releasing millions of pounds of chemicals, including benzene and other toxins, from its Deer Park refinery in Texas into the air.
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#1 Nov 2, 2010
Where the hell was Ken Legler on this ? He should be defending us against Government intrusion on Shell's right to pump benzyne on Deer Parkians. His political add says he does. WTF KEN LEGLER?
#2 Nov 2, 2010
Why didn't the funds go to Deer Park? Why did a school in South Houston and Pasadena get the money?
“Candor for the few”
Since: Nov 08
#3 Nov 2, 2010
Why does the Flickr photo (by Aaron Gustafson) indicate:
"This photo was taken on June 14, 2007 in Hamden, Connecticut, using a Casio EX-S600."
Then below it indicates:
"This photo also appears in
Keefe Center Ribbon Cutting"
Then when you click on that link, it shows other pictures and states:
"As part of the 20% by 2010 campaign here in CT, Hamden earned two 2KW solar arrays which we had installed together at the Keefe Community Center in the southern end of town. These are photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony and a brief tour of the installation."
Do a Google search and all you find is a bunch of left-loon liberal blogs reporting the story that Treehugger.com released.
So, where did Treehugger.com actually get their story? I didn't see any sources quoted.
Of course, with a bit more searching, we find that this is actually "old" news, as the settlement in this case was reached in April 2009, according to a Thomson Reuters article posted on Attorney Phillip Hilder's (representing Sierra Club, which filed the lawsuit) website:
This might also be noted in the article:
"We urge other oil and chemical companies in the region to take note of Shell's willingness to work constructively with us in developing solutions to the problems at the Deer Park facility -- problems that are not unique to Shell," said Neil Carman of the Sierra Club's Texas chapter.
Strange... the article doesn't say anything about any of the funds to be used to purchase solar panels for any schools.
I remember, not all that long ago, another liberal media outlet (NBC) got caught faking a crash supposedly from faulty brakes on a car.
Typical left-loons... blowing things out of proportion and trying to sensationalize something just for a headline, as they usually do. Perhaps it must have been a slow day, as they had to dig through archives to find something to post?
Of course, it must have been a slow day for Teafor310, too.
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