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Saturday, March 17, 2012

THE FRACKING LAYER PLOY

Pandora's Box - Serban Rosca

"The oil industry is muscling through 
pro-drilling legislation by tying it 
to appealing tax cuts and education bills."

"The situation is harrowing."

The Fracking Trade-Offs
David Sirota in Salon

READ IT - HERE

"Of all the political tactics used to protect business interests, none is as powerful as the layer ploy — the one in which an ugly corporate giveaway is hidden one layer beneath something popular. It’s the oldest trick in the book: Offer up Mom and apple pie, and few are likely to notice the noxious serving plate."

"...this is the way some of the most corrupt policy has become law in recent years. It’s also the way oil and gas business allies are now advancing that industry’s interests in the face of proof that drilling may be endangering Americans’ health."

"...many communities are trying to slow the drilling boom. That has created a serious problem for oil and gas companies, who want to drill as much and as quickly as possible. So their political allies are working to tie drilling to Mom-and-apple-pie initiatives as a means of crushing any opposition.

"...his (Kasich)  new tax moves are really designed to help drillers overcome any grass-roots opposition — in this case, by tying drilling’s expansion to alluring tax-cut policies. In the vernacular of political sloganeering, Kasich is basically saying, “Drilling for Tax Cuts.”

"In Colorado, where 343 oil and gas spills occurred in 2011, the oil and gas industry’s mantra is a bit different: It’s “Drilling for Kids,”...the governor-appointed land board has been able to push the deal forward and stymie tougher regulations by insisting that oil and gas exploration will help schoolchildren."

"As the industry’s “drill, baby, drill!” mantra butts up against more science-based opposition, be on the lookout for this same layer ploy in every state. It’s at once enticing and deceptive — but when that platter of Mom and apple pie is inevitably served up, try to remember what the dish is made of."


Words are failing us...
Adjectives are failing us...
"...raging, disgusting, dishonest, lying, vile, foul, putrefying, stinking, loathsome, hateful, detestable, reprehensible, abhorrent, awful, heinous, odious, vile, low, mean, abject, shameful, ignominious, shabby, ignoble, disreputable, discreditable, destructive, nasty, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, obnoxious, odious, unsavory, repulsive, distasteful, nauseating, sickening, monstrous, evil, iniquitous, depraved, debased, reprehensible, godawful, lousy, scurvy, wicked, contemptible, nefarious, despicable, deplorable, debased -- another hundred or thousand -- you could line up and digest together into a peristalsa toward the asshole to convey the level of assholery the guy represents. I admit it: I don't have the words... 
They, and those like them, are the scum that floats to the top of a pond of scum and gets scum on it."
Syd Schwab

Pull the Blinds...
Change Their Minds


In All Directions...
Storm Clouds Are Gathering


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