Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Whenever There is Evll Corporate Fuckery Afoot...

... it's a pretty good bet that the oil industry and the Koch brothers are involved.
When the Trump administration laid out a plan this year that would eventually allow cars to emit more pollution, automakers, the obvious winners from the proposal, balked. The changes, they said, went too far even for them.

But it turns out that there was a hidden beneficiary of the plan that was pushing for the changes all along: the nation’s oil industry.

In Congress, on Facebook and in statehouses nationwide, Marathon Petroleum, the country’s largest refiner, worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards, a New York Times investigation has found.
Avoiding scarcity is not the sole reason for requiring vehicles to get good mileage. Cutting pollution is another reason. Gary Heminger, the CEO of Marathon Oil, one of the larger refiners in the country, couldn't give a shit if the air is foul and if his descendants grow up in a hellscape of a world from climate change-- as long as he can make a buck in the process.

Humanity has a long record of fouling its own nest. Heminger, the Koch brothers and their ilk are some of the premier foulers.


w3ski said...

I hear a lot of Fear and Anger towards Mr Soros, yet I seem to rarely hear the name of Koch brought up. These guys are near invisible and we need to hear more of their plotting against humanity.
just a saying

CenterPuke88 said...

Come on, they aren’t Jewish, so they don’t get blamed by the R’s for being rich. Rich and white is acceptable, as long as you’re Protestant...Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, that’s an issue.

0_0 said...

I was hoping we would get pickup trucks included in CAFE. I guess not.