Antis React to Coast Guard Barge Announcement as Bad Thing – Huh?

Last week MDN brought you the sad news that the U.S. Coast Guard has caved to political pressure from The White House to withdraw a plan that would allow frack wastewater to be barged (see Coast Guard Caves to Political Pressure, No Wastewater Barging). The lame excuse used by the USCG is that they will approve such barge shipments on a “case by case” basis. Since they haven’t approved a single case, it means there will be no barging–not any time soon, if ever. Barge operators agree and said the decision by the USCG “effectively blocks” future barging of frack wastewater. So it was with some surprise when we spotted a press release from a group of anti-drilling zealots from the Ohio River Valley complaining about the USCG decision. Apparently they read the decision and concluded the USCG intends to move forward with allowing barge shipments. As usual, they’re wrong…

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