Some commentary of a lighter sort.
Here are a few diversions for a warm summer morning. I hope you enjoy them. A Man Called Scott Pruitt There once was a man called Scott Pruitt, Who said, “Why, there’s nothing to it! “You undo all the regs, “Cut them off at the legs, And tell all the polluters, ‘go to it!’” …CONTINUE READING
At this point, we don’t know much about Exxon’s oil spill near Mayflower, Arkansas — especially because Exxon doesn’t seem to want to let many people look at what’s going on. Twitter to the rescue! There’s an account called “Exxon Cares”, telling you all that you need to know, and…what’s that you say? That’s not …CONTINUE READING
A non-renewable natural resource walks into a bar. The bartender growls at it. “Sorry — nothing for you! You’ve been getting wasted all day!” Thank you, thank you; I’ll be here all week.CONTINUE READING
I can’t resist pointing out this article from America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, about the BP spill (continuing Dan’s introduction of off-color expressions into Legal Planet). The Onion mocks BP’s handling of the oil spill by characterizing the company as spewing out something else rather vile (a common expression for insincere or deceitful talk) from its …CONTINUE READING
This is from Grist’s mock facebook page for Steve Chu: Steven took the quiz “Do you know more about energy than Sarah Palin?” and the result is “OMG I HOPE SO, MR. ENERGY SECRETARY“. You’re the flipping Secretary of Energy. Your vocabulary has moved beyond Sarah’s staples of “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Nu-cu-lar.” You understand …CONTINUE READING
Clean Water Act mavens may recall the controversy about a year ago when the Army Corps of Engineers determined that the Los Angeles River was not navigable, and therefore did not fall under federal CWA jurisdiction (LA Times story here). A Corps biologist responded by kayaking the river on her day off to prove it …CONTINUE READING