The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund keeps beiing brought up, and I don’t understand the commentors’ logic in it. Such as,
“As these sorts of heavy oils that are exempt from this tax continue to make up a larger percentage of oil transported in the US, it will only serve to stretch the fund even further, while putting families, communities, and ecosystems at greater risk,” he said.
This spill has absolutely no affect on that fund whatsoever, as E-M are using their own funds to clean it up, and even find & pay for places to live for those who had to be evacuated.
I’m sure that’s a nuisance and a half to those residents, but it sounds to me like E-M is doing everything in its power to take care of things responsibly.
And comments like this:
Judge Allen Dodson of Arkansas’ Faulkner County seemed to reflect the concerns of those impacted by the latest spill of heavy bitumen crude, saying: “Crude oil is crude oil. None of it is real good to touch.”
He said that cleanup crews are operating non-stop, creating a lot of noise.
…just make me want to slap people up 'long side the head.
Furthermore, I cannot think of one appliance, power tool, heat/cooling system, vehicle, tractor - you name it - that doesn’t need regular maintainance, and even with that, will break down, or eventually wear out.
And the only time I get upset is when that happens one day after the warranty runs out. LOL