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Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I guess that since the Northeast, and nobody else, really, wants to pay for the Rust Belt to clean up when they buy stuff made in the Rust Belt that we will just have to ship the work off to China so they can keep the low prices and still have the lack of industrial pollution they treasure so highly as long as it doesn’t cost them anything. There’s always a Catch-22.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Those living upstream never worry about where THEIR sewage goes.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Meanwhile, the west coast collects Fukushima radiation.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @parkerfuffle

    Yeah. You should do some research and find out the chemical soup of pollutants they use in fracking. It is horrifying. 90% di-hydrous oxide, 9.5% sand and traces of such powerful and toxic solvents as sugar, salt and guar gum. There is the possibility of pollution or contamination from the natural gas or oil reserves under pressure released by fracking, however.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 10 months ago

    Don’t be foolish, dude. Bush (and the GOP more generally) recommended “voluntary pollution control” for industries. Which means, in practice, zero. (Bush’s supposed hometown of Crawford has terrible pollution and pollution-related illness rates.)
    So not everyone cares, as long as they aren’t affected.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 10 months ago

    @coraryan

    Doesn’t mean we can’t do OUR bit. Aren’t we supposed to be exceptional?

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @motivemagus

    The informed public, in the interests of avoiding the pollution of the biosphere by industry, will avoid all purchases of good or services that result from industries that create that pollution. Only they won’t. Nobody believes that China has good pollution standards or that their cell phone or tablet is produced without harm to the environment. They don’t care. And it isn’t all about cost, since Apple products are clearly more expensive than some others and are tremendously popular with the tragically hip. Yet, they will rail against America for using coal for energy and applaud Obama’s efforts to raise the cost of energy to a point where only the wealthy will be able to afford the electric cars they feel are necessary to cut back on carbon dioxide, which is the only pollutant about which people of high style and good conscience seem to actually care, against all reason.

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