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Today, in reading about the Koch brothers’ mounting pile of petroleum coke in Detroit, I was reminded of the infamous 1991 memo by Larry Summers concerning exporting dirty industries to the Third World.
The neoclassical logic is impeccable:
The measurements of the costs of health impairing pollution depends on the foregone earnings from increased morbidity and mortality. From this point of view a given amount of health impairing pollution should be done in the country with the lowest cost, which will be the country with the lowest wages. I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that.
And that, it seems, is what Detroit has become:
“What is really, really disturbing to me is how some companies treat the city of Detroit as a dumping ground,” said Rashida Tlaib, the Michigan state representative for that part of Detroit. “Nobody knew this was going to happen.” Almost 56 percent of Canada’s oil production is from the petroleum-soaked oil sands of northern Alberta, more than 2,000 miles north.
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As Jessica Goad and Christy Goldfuss explain,
The number of acres protected over the last four years is far fewer than under President Obama’s four predecessors, including even President George W. Bush, who was condemned by environmentalists and the public for his dismal environmental record.
President Obama’s inadequate record on lands protection is even more conspicuous when compared to the amount of energy development recently approved on public lands. . .this administration has leased approximately 2.5 times more land to oil and gas companies than it has permanently protected for the American people and future generations to use for recreation, clean air and water, and historical purposes.