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101 days ago.
by absolem
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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Thing might have been different if not for the Governors extraordinary power grab !

Posted 108 days ago.

absolem

"the legal , lawful, elected officals was the cause of it !"

those listed above caused the need for an emergency manager. the switch from the Detroit water source was aimed at saving 5 million over a two-year period. the city council voted for the switch abeit with prompting from the manager. this was an interim move until they could connect to the KWA which would be completed in 2016. before the switch and engineering firm was hired to evaluate the prospect of switching to the Flint river. Yet another state agent, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, signed the April 2014 permit allowing the city's drinking water to be drawn from the Flint River. there are many shoulders on which to place blame and they ain't all republican.... so nut up and let the democrats accept some responsibility for a change.

Posted 108 days ago.

I never said that Snyder gave any such order abby ! What I am saying is his subverting the legal , lawful, elected officals was the cause of it ! It never would have happened if the stayed with Detroit water !

Posted 108 days ago.

absolem

Coal...if you would like to know more about the production of drinking water from surface waters...just let me know. as mentioned reverse osmosis (expensive) and upflow clarifiers are but two ways of initially prepping the water for finishing. our water is taken from a resevoir and treated conventionally. btw...the neat thing about reverse osmosis is the way it works. 10,000 psi is mighty impressive...but once people understand how small the openings in the mesh are in which the water has to pass, then the magnitude of the design becomes apparent. yes i enjoy high pressure sh!t.

Posted 108 days ago.

absolem

Beright..the Saudis little trick of dropping the price to quell the fracking industry seems to have back-fired a tad.

Posted 108 days ago.

absolem

OWO...please provide evidence that the governor actually told the water plants to "mistreat" the water? if we are going to top down every problem then why do you squeal like a suckling pig when Obama who is the Head Poohba gets blamed for the things that happen on his watch?

Posted 108 days ago.

BeRight

my apologies for the double double. Working on a slow private server. And no, I am not visiting the Clintons.

Posted 108 days ago.

BeRight

Frack baby Frack: According to The Wall Street Journal, the world's second-largest oil producer is looking for an $8 billion loan from international banks. As The Journal reported, the country ran a record $100 billion deficit in 2015, largely because of the sharp decline in oil prices.

Over the past few months, Saudi Arabia has adjusted to low oil prices by following a strategy that seems primarily aimed at avoiding production cuts:

Riyadh has implemented new taxes, cut funding for social programs, and prepared to sell off parts of Saudi Aramco, the country's multitrillion-dollar state oil concern. The moves are meant to cushion the long-term effects of lagging oil revenue without requiring any deeper cuts.

Posted 108 days ago.

BeRight

Frack baby Frack: According to The Wall Street Journal, the world's second-largest oil producer is looking for an $8 billion loan from international banks. As The Journal reported, the country ran a record $100 billion deficit in 2015, largely because of the sharp decline in oil prices.

Over the past few months, Saudi Arabia has adjusted to low oil prices by following a strategy that seems primarily aimed at avoiding production cuts:

Riyadh has implemented new taxes, cut funding for social programs, and prepared to sell off parts of Saudi Aramco, the country's multitrillion-dollar state oil concern. The moves are meant to cushion the long-term effects of lagging oil revenue without requiring any deeper cuts.

Posted 108 days ago.

Coaluser

people have suffered due to democrat mayors poor decisions.

Posted 108 days ago.

....mistakes were made all around and unfortunately people have suffered due to a republican govenors poor decisions.

Posted 109 days ago.

absolem

Coal...you are correct. some samples would or should have been taken from the river to ascerain it's quality and treatability. surface water in and of itself is not as much of a concern as it is the feeders into a reservoir or even the run-off from agricultural entities adjacent to the reservoir. the resevoir works as a large settling basin if you will. usually twice a year uyou have lake turn-over due to the varying temperature gradients. in addition during this turnover the Anaerobic matter (which can account for taste and odor problems with drinking water) at the bottom has a chance to find it's way into the intakes for the raw water pumps. thats why samples are taken at different levels at the intake area to find the most suitable water. you are right....mistakes were made all around and unfortunately people have suffered due to other peoples poor decisions.

Posted 109 days ago.

absolem

OWO...thanks for your concern my friend, as i can assure you i am quite a distance from the Ohio river. i can only imagine what was dumped into the river.

Posted 109 days ago.

Coaluser

That is what gets me abby. I cannot believe the Mich or US EPA would ever sign off on using surface water for a potable source... I know that Chesterhill Ohio used to have their well field drilled into the center or Wolf creek and the Ohio EPA was livid about that and hounded them to change it - which they did about a decade ago by piping water from, I think Burr Oak water purification system.

Posted 109 days ago.

And Abby , you dont want to know what I saw going into the Ohio river from Eramet. Hope you were up stream !

Posted 109 days ago.

Amen abby ( no pun intended)

Posted 109 days ago.

absolem

OWO...learning where your municipal drinking water comes from and how it is treated is an interesting subject. how a little three atom molecule can have such an impact on life reminds me of the simplicity of the holy trinity.

Posted 109 days ago.

absolem

Coal...no prob...your experience is impressive concerning water treatment for boilers. the treatment of surface waters is not that difficult, depending on the quality of the water source. that was one of their problems. due to the lack of demand they switched from buying water from Detroit and instead pulled their source water from the Flint River...bad decision. not adding corrosion control and not monitoring more closely their disinfection process is the culprit....politics aside.

Posted 109 days ago.

Well again here ya go pilgrim :To a significant degree, the buck does stop with Snyder, the state’s top elected official. And Snyder did set the tone of curbing municipal overspending.

"There was a lot of wishful thinking by which the tax cutters dreamed that they could keep on cutting taxes without having any real consequences," said Charles L. Ballard, an economist at Michigan State University. "But tax cuts of this magnitude, some of which were passed during the first year of Gov. Snyder’s administration, were bound to have real consequences." Straight from the horses mouth ! You 2 idjits sure onlysee what you want !

Posted 109 days ago.

moderation

All those cities you named, tired, were once thriving manufacturing centers, right?

Posted 109 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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