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Big Oil to Blame for Harvey’s Toxic Legacy


Big Oil to Blame for Harvey’s Toxic Legacy

Andy Rowell

Yesterday, the Governor of Texas warned that the bill for reconstruction after Superstorm Harvey could be as high as $180 billion. To put this into perspective, this is much worse that Hurricane Katrina.

It also does not include the hidden huge impact on local health and the environment from the toxic release of dozens of chemicals from the state’s petrochemical infrastructure – from refineries, chemical plants to toxic pits.


Go north Irma.


Big Oil is not necessary and never was. Everything provided by oil can be provided much more inexpensively and cleaner from plant material. Henry Ford and George Washington Carver demonstrated that long ago. Big Oil and their cohorts in banking corrupted the healthier process. To get a good, quick and clear history, see