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Carlyle Group, Sunoco and
politicians’ joint venture to
rescue Philadelphia refinery

Washington Post, by Steven Mufson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/22/2012 10:58:11 PM

PHILADELPHIA — Phil Rinaldi looked out the window of a company car at the sprawling oil refinery that straddles the Schuykill River. The property covers an area nearly twice the size of New York City’s Central Park, and it is home to clusters of pipes, processing towers and storage tanks along with big stretches of empty dirt. The site, situated next to a baseball field, is what Rinaldi calls his own “field of dreams” where he hopes to build a high-speed railroad terminal to unload shale oil and a power plant that would run on shale gas.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/22/2012 11:17:38 PM     (No. 9080072)

FTA: The Environmental Protection Agency made a deal that will allow Carlyle to expand the plant without having to go through the demanding, public and time-consuming process known as new source review.

Get this, the refinery will emit increased amounts of soot to an area that is already non-compliant. Soot is the new regulation that the EPA is about to beat the industry with. But somehow this got approved when the hedge fund group approached The Won personally.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 12/22/2012 11:39:01 PM     (No. 9080086)

I was struck while reading this with the realization that the Obama administration has NO CORE Values... instead they have an unrelenting purpose of permitting economic development that promotes their constituencies. Every one else can go you know where, and quickly at that. Rule of law? Fuggedaboutit. Equal opportunity? You´ve got to be kidding. Our president is a criminal, and our govt. is a criminal enterprise.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/23/2012 1:04:13 AM     (No. 9080130)

Yup, pretty much like Cuba. You gots to know somebody to get anywhere. Even bribes are not enough. Like that illegal up in New England who gets to call the White House when he needs a get out of jail free card.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 12/23/2012 7:18:57 AM     (No. 9080281)

Does anyone know what has happened to Shell? ALL of their gas stations here in MA closed at the same time. Is this related to an obama attack? Or something else?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/23/2012 8:29:02 AM     (No. 9080365)

Shut ´er down and let all the Obama voters freeze in the dark.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 12/23/2012 8:59:05 AM     (No. 9080408)

I am extemely concerned about the EPA bending the rules for this reiinery. Does this mean if you are a "favored" company the rules don´t apply and if you are an "unfavored" company the rules apply? I think so.

What has happened to "Equal Protection Under the Law"? When government agencies can pick and choose which companies will recieve favorable treatment and which will not, we are a corrupted government.


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