The Army Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for environmental review for civil works projects that affect navigable waters—projects like the Gateway Pacific Terminal—“will not take into consideration the green house gases that will be emitted when the coal is burned in Asia.” In testimony before Congress, a Corps spokesperson, described the effects as “too indirect” and therefore outside of the scope of their mandate.
If not the Engineers, then who will be the champion for Mother Earth?
Perhaps, Capitalism and the “Invisible Hand of the Market” will save Her from us? I mean, in the long run, higher profits will be made from an increasingly high-functioning, orderly, safe and healthy world!
Bob Watters is with SSA Marine, the company that wants to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal.
He says climate change has no place in the environmental review.
Mother Earth…you are soooooo fucked.