Overheard on NPR

Each morning I listen to NPR on the radio and when we arrive at the gym I give hubby the hi-lights! 

So I’ll share with you the fun I find too!

This morning there was a story I came into in the middle about a power plant in Alexandria. (It happens to be the power plant that provides power for the white house)  This plant gets a different EPA emissions standard than most other plants. There is a group of people that have decided to live where they can see, hear, and smell the power plant. It has been in use for over 25 years.  This was an interview statement I heard this morning – ‘The plant was here first but we are here now!’.  Ummm…  hello?  Take responsibility for your actions! What a great idea to live near a power plant and not expect bad things.  People really are stupid!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the environment, but that statement was just a bad reason to try and get something cleaned up.

3 thoughts on “On NPR

  1. When you are right, you are right!
    Remember the people who moved next to the pig farm
    and then wanted the pig farm closed because they didn’t
    like the smell!!
    Or the people who tried to vote the gravel pit out of Wilmington because of the occasional dust on the road..it’s been dusty there longer rthan most of them have been alive:-)
    ( PS…No houses in area..just didn’t like the the dust…it’s RTE 62, a State Highway!!)
    Fortunately common sense won out in both cases :-)

  2. I’m not sure what the hold-up is…as said in http://www.jebshouse.com maybe they have re-thought their stance on how this is going to actually make the company any money. Or perhaps their lawyers pointed out the liability of providing agents a platform to stick their feet in their mouth. Whatever it is, it’s hardly something I’d claim as being "Well done".

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