Updating our vernacular
Before I get into the meat of this posting, allow me to update the vernacular that we use from Baby Boomer to Millennial. As a Baby Boomer, this is hard. As a Millennial, you might just go: 'Duh!'--or whatever the current equivalent is. I won't pretend that I can keep up. But I request your indulgence as I try my best.
So here is a resource that I am drawing from as I explain this topic. Yes, you have to click on the link. Yes, you will know much more about how to read things on your Facebook page after you do.
Stupidity on parade
Sorry. That's probably an editorial comment that precedes the evidence. So here's the evidence:
-- Washington State is considering a proposal to allow oil transportation by rail into Vancouver, Washington. There are economic benefits to this; there are downsides to this--particularly when we already can't control the damage that transportation systems cause.
-- Previous transportation systems have created some of the worst environmental disasters in the history of humankind. Look no further than the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon spills for confirmation.
The issue at hand
There is a proposal before the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to allow a terminal to be built in Vancouver.
A direct quote from the pre-filed testimony: “When a spill occurs, new economic activity occurs to clean-up contaminated areas, remediate affected properties, and supply equipment for cleanup activities. Anecdotal evidence from recent spills suggests that such activity can be potentially large.”
The testimony states that oil spills can be advantageous to the economy. So, honored millennial readers--would anyone object to to the following acronyms?
What do you think? Did I miss anything?