BUSH: MORE AIR POLLUTION MEANS MORE JOBS
By: David Phillips
September 18, 2003
Out with the old rules, and in with the new
Bushs new rules would make it easier for thousands
of older power plants, refineries, factories, chemical plants, and paper mills to make major upgrades, without installing
costly new anti-pollution controls, as required by the Clean Air Act.
Bush said the old rules created too many hurdles,
and that hurts the working people,
(what he really means is that it hurts the Corporations
who finance his Presidential campaign) The new rules would allow plants to invest in new upgrades that would increase production,
as well as air pollution. So what if more people develop health problems.
The backdrop for Bushs current photo-op, and words
of wisdom, comes in front of one of the countries Dirtiest polluters, the coal-fired Detroit Edison Company power plant, in
Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn. Said Under Bushs
policies, this antiquated coal burning plant will get a free pass to keep pumping smoke and soot into the air with impunity.
The Detroit Edison plant is one of the biggest,
and dirtiest in the nation, emitting nearly 150,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides every year, said Eric Schaeffer,
the Chief of civil enforcement under the Clinton administrations Environmental Protection Agency.
The plant is the perfect place for the White House
and energy lobby to celebrate their latest roll back of the Clean Air Act, said Eric Schaeffer, now the Director of the Environmental
It was Bushs 11th visit to Michigan,
which he lost to Al Gore in 2000 Presidential election and is making a determined effort to win next year.
Bush calls his anti pollution bill the Clear Skies
Act which is the exact opposite of what will occur if his not so Clear Skies Act goes thru.
COPY right 2003