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Corruption and Pollution Du Jour..

“An American power company with close financial links to President George Bush has been named as one of the world’s top producers of global warming pollution.

The first-ever worldwide database of such pollution also reveals the rapid growth in global-warming emissions by power plants in China, South Africa and India. Power plants already produce 40 per cent of US greenhouse gas and 25 per cent of the world’s.”

And so begins the story on CommonDreams.org. This is a disgusting tale of corruption and greed. Its always about those two things isn’t it my dear reader? Check this out…

Southern’s employees handed George Bush $217,047 to help him get elected, and they and the company have contributed an extraordinary $6.2m to Republican campaigns since 1990.(emphasis mine)

A single Southern Company plant in Juliette, Georgia already emits more carbon dioxide annually that Brazil’s entire power sector. The company is in the top two of America’s dirtiest utility polluters and sixth worst in the world.

Ain’t that some shit my dear reader?

Crossposted at Sirens Chronicles.

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