Congress Environment Open Thread

Do Nothing


Artist – RJ Matson

In other news, U.S. consumer confidence hit a five year high during the month of May.

Also — Wal Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping toxic waste into “municipal trash bins or, if a liquid, poured into the local sewer system.”

As a result of the three criminal cases brought by the Justice Department, as well as a related civil case filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wal-Mart will pay approximately $81.6 million for its unlawful conduct. Coupled with previous actions brought by the states of California and Missouri for the same conduct, Wal-Mart will pay a combined total of more than $110 million to resolve cases alleging violations of federal and state environmental laws.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    And, in other news, Michelle Bachmann and the voices inside her head announced she will not seek another term in Congress.

  • muselet

    The Sunday morning drivers’ meeting before the 1991 Spanish Grand Prix was an acrimonious one. A team manager who had been in attendance described it thusly to Nigel Roebuck (then Autosport magazine’s Grand Prix Editor): “It was pathetic. A kindergarten full of millionaires.”

    That description came to mind the moment I saw that cartoon.