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Once again, the EPA saves us from energy independence.
EPA pulls permits for two Texas City refineries
By T.J. Aulds
The Daily News
Published July 1, 2010
TEXAS CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday rejected the air quality permits for 122 industrial facilities in Texas, including the BP and Valero refineries in Texas City.
The pulling of the flexible air permits that are issued by the state under EPA’s authority means the facilities do not have legal operating permits.
EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz said none of the facilities will be required to shut down but all will be required to obtain new permits under stricter guidelines.
Earlier this year, the agency pulled more than 200 permits, citing what it said were deficiencies in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s flexible air permitting process. -- HT Weasel Zippers [read more]We will now obtain our gasoline from ... China?
Ever since the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has effectively shut down Gulf of Mexico oil drilling and now, through the Energy Prevention Agency, oil refining. Someone is going to get very wealthy from this mess as the U.S. economy continues its protracted downward spiral.
This has to make the Gulf coast residents extremely happy with the big O... obstruction of the containment process, obliteration of the fishing industry, ossification of the economy... Obama! Yes we can!