Kudos to the court that turned down the Bush administration's four-year effort to loosen emission rules for aging coal-fired power plants! The ruling said that the changes "violated the Clean Air Act and that only Congress could authorize such revisions". This ruling will "encourage industry to build new and cleaner facilities, instead of prolonging the life of old, dirty plants," said Spitzer, New York's Atty. Gen. who led the court fight to block the administration's new policy. He saw this as "a major victory for clean air and public health" and a "rejection of a flawed policy."
I seriously feel that the EPA (envronmental protection agency) needs a name change. How about EJA (environment jeopardizing agency)!
Here's a poem I wrote sometime ago to give a voice to this wonderful but mute abode of ours:
Save the Earth
I am old
Been there since time eternal
Mother of all species
Respected, revered, restored, and reaped
in times forgotten, or did they exist?
Eroded, evacuated, embedded, and exploded
Droughts and earthquakes are worries no more
Bosnia, Iraq, Kashmir, and Hiroshima
All but parts of me
dented and cracked irreparably.
I cry, weep, hurt, yell, and scream
Divided, amputated, suffocated, and mutilated
Searching a lebensraum
in my very own universe.
The umbilical chord's become my noose.