Friday, April 22, 2005

New Energy Bill?

This makes me sick. But not as sick as the people being made actually physically ill by their contaminated groundwater.

MTBE manufacturers (a gasoline additive) have been granted, in the House version of this Energy Bill, liability protection from lawsuits about contaminated drinking water. They've said they need protection because they expect an upsurge in lawsuits.

See, what that says to me is that they've been doing a lot of naughty business, and now they don't want to have to pay for it. Congress will be only too happy to oblige.