Okay so it’s a sort of sciency Friday. I had a bit of fun reading the Washington Post this morning.
EPA or EWTIFUBARTFSA?
First up, this article on the largest mining fine in EPA history: 20 million dollars! Now, $20 million isn’t all that much for a huge company like Massey but forget that, let’s look at what they did: Massey Energy contmainated streams in 4,500 instances for 7 years. That’s only $634/instance/year. But don’t be fooled, this is great work says EPA lead attorney Richard Klepp:
This is a signal that, you know, EPA is on the job.
Yes Americans, if some company near you contaminates your water and land, you can be sure that, you know, the EPA will be right there…in 7 years…if they did it 4,499 other times. Dang, I feel good about our Environmental Protection Agency! Or is it the Environmental Wait-Till-It’s-FUBAR-Then-Fine-Somebody Agency? I can’t remember.
Stock up on Windex!
SC Johnson will be touting it’s green creds soon (read more here). And just so you know, they’re the real deal. I’ve dealt with SC Johnson and I’ve never been more impressed with a corporation and long lamented the fact that nobody knew it. (Thanks to reader Kristan for sending the link).
Only embroynic patients to be helped
In the Post’s front page story about the mature cloned embryos they discuss the British finding in 2005 of cloning from other human embroyos as opposed to adult cells and offer this helpful paragraph:
That approach offers no help to patients who are already born
Hmm…paging Jay Leno.
Friday Aural Pleasure: I can I get to know these people better?
I only saw this video to Junior Senior’s ‘Can I Get Get Get’ recently. I love Junior Senior, but after seeing this video, I think I like their fans even better. You probably know Junior Senior, if you know them at all, from ‘Move Your Feet’