I have no idea if man made pollution can cause, contribute or affect climate change. However, it is of interest those who decry Global Warming also think Evolution to be false.
What I do know is under the Bush Regime protections for the enviroment were ignored or cut so companies which support The Toxic Republican Party could dump massive amounts of toxins, garbage and pollutants into our water, land and air.
BP acknowledged that for the last six years its Whiting refinery violated federal pollution limits on benzene, a highly toxic chemical linked to leukemia and other health problems.This isn't the first time the Whiting Refinery has violated U.S. and Indiana EPA regulations. In October 2008,
BP reported that it had processed too much benzene at the refinery's sewage treatment plant, about 15 miles southeast of Chicago.
Last year alone, the company processed more than 95 tons of benzene waste -- about 16 times the amount allowed. BP also violated the 6-ton limit from 2003 to 2007.
Federal regulators say BP PLC violated the Clean Air Act by beginning to make modifications at its Indiana oil refinery along Lake Michigan to process Canadian crude without the proper permit.So during the Bush anti-science Regime BP felt comfortable in violating the EPA standards and the Clean Air Act. It's no secret why because the bureacrats who care about maximizing profits had the Toxic Pro Human Pain and Suffering Party of Deferments morons using their power and position to declare any curbs on pollution is the equivalent of kissing Al Gore's butt.
The EPA said in November the modifications caused "significant increases" in sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon monoxide emitted from the refinery.