Friday, April 15, 2005

Funny Water

The additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether, has seeped into wells that supply water all over the country and the boys in the Senate, the ever ethical Tom Delay, are heading up an Energy Bill that will keep the manufacturers of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether safe from lawsuits and cleanup hassles...
thank goodness that those Senators and Representatives are thinking of their constituants...ohhh for the people
If oil and chemical companies have their way, a majority of lawsuits like United Water's will be thrown out by Congress as part of the energy bill backed by the Bush administration. The bill, which won easy approval from the House Energy and Commerce Committee late Wednesday, includes a waiver that would protect the chemical makers, which are some of the biggest oil giants in the United States, from all MTBE liability lawsuits filed since September 2003.

The House majority leader, Tom DeLay, and Representative Joe L. Barton, who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee, are staunch supporters of the waiver. Both are Republicans from Texas, where more than a dozen MTBE manufacturers are based.


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