Black People : Tar Sands Environmental Hazard in Detroit

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  1. Alarm Clock

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    Freedom Rider: Tar Sands Hell in Detroit
    by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
    It isn’t hard to figure out why Detroit was chosen as the location.
    If one picture is worth 1,000 words, then the pile of petroleum coke, petcoke, which sits along the Detroit River tells quite a story. Beginning in November 2012, the Koch Carbon company began dumping the petcoke, which is a byproduct of tar sands oil production and also a cheap fuel. Koch Carbon is owned by those Kochs, Charles and David, the incredibly wealthy right wing industrialists who play a very public role in bringing union busting Right to Work laws, Stand Your Ground, and other horrors to state legislatures across the country.
    But this is not just a story about the Kochs. It would be too simplistic to lay the blame at the feet of these obvious villains alone. The three story high pile of fossil fuel waste says quite a lot about the political and economic calamity that has ensnared Detroit and which moves more slowly but relentlessly to the rest of the country.
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    On point/on time/etc.

    Less and less I believe our local mainstream press chooses to be more than cheerleaders for whatever white movers/shakers/etc. come up with or their 'friends' etc.

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    This stuff also contain Mercury. So, it's being breathed in as it's aspirated by the wind.






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    Yes, the EPA is involved. Which is why the companies that use them suddenly saying they will discontinue






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