bush bails out energy companies

In a move that should not surprise anyone the bush administration has saved its energy buddies a bundle:

The Bush administration has dropped enforcement actions against dozens of coal-fired power plants that were under investigation for violating the Clean Air Act and allegedly spewing thousands of tons of illegal pollution into the air, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday.

So, the operators will not have large expenses that would end up on their customers bills but the customers will pay it anyway and probably more over the long run as they mitigate all the exernalities related to the effluent…health care, acid rain, etc.
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Via South Knox Bubba.