I truly do not understand City Council. How can only two of our electeds want to keep drilling out of the City?
The Gulf Oil Spill is still gushing. The corporation and the bureaucrats are bungling the heck out of it. People's livelihoods are drying up. And the environment is dying.
How a man as learned as Councilor Patrick Dowd thinks regulations are the way to go — in spite of very recent history — staggers the imagination. How Councilors like Burgess and Lavalle who represent the economically vulnerable that are always screwed by these situations can not stand up and say that poor Pittsburgh residents deserve safe water undermines their credibility as legitimate students of the history of environmental racism. But maybe they never claimed to be so.
I am very sad.