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Sounds a bit prearranged by all parties.
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The quote you cited is a thought-provoking one; your point is well taken. My problem is with this idea (I'm paraphrasing) "if people can't be bothered to acquire a Photo ID, they must not be too interested in having a vote". With all due respect, I can't disagree with that more strongly. The people who have *the least* chance of ever being disenfranchised (the Bushes, Clintons, Kochs,…
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South Carolina's own State Law Enforcement Division (headed by the state's Republican attorney general) went through those (supposed) 35,000 votes with a fine-toothed comb... and eventually found no reason to believe that any fraud had occurred. The vast majority of that 35k figure you mentioned was eventually determined to be simple cases of human clerical error by poll workers; those happen…
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The old City Engineer is now working for the State. Dicky created a job for him!
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I used the word "freely", which does NOT mean "I got an ID for free". As to your other point, all I'll say is that your experiences are not mine, and mine are not yours... Whether you want to believe it or not, there are Americans who through no particular fault of their own, are not capable of acquiring an ID.

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FutureGen coal plant faces another hurdle with lawsuit

4 months ago From Herald-Review.com

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SPRINGFIELD - A decade-long effort to build an environmentally friendly coal-burning power plant has hit another stumbling block.

In a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Springfield, the Sierra Club seeks to put the brakes on the $1.3 billion FutureGen 2.0 project until tougher permits are issued to control the potential release of pollutants.

The legal action is just the latest hiccup in a project that came of age during the Bush presidency as a way to produce power with coal without sending pollutants into the air.

The nine-page suit targets Ameren Energy Resources Co., which is a partner in the project with an alliance of multinational coal companies. The Missouri-based utility owns a now-shuttered power plant in Meredosia that will be retrofitted for the FutureGen plant.

Instead of sending emissions into the skies along the Illinois River in Western Illinois, carbon dioxide produced by the plant will be piped to a site 21 miles away near Jacksonville and deposited into a sandstone formation 3,500 feet beneath the earth's surface.

The environmental group said there are not enough regulatory safeguards in place to prevent the Meredosia plant from emitting pollutants.

"We're very skeptical that there can be anything such as clean coal." said Jack Darin, director of the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club. "We need for their air and water permits to reflect that."

Ameren referred questions about the lawsuit to FutureGen, which said it is reviewing the case.

"The FutureGen 2.0 power plant in Meredosia will incorporate world class environmental control technology and will be permitted in full compliance with the Clean Air Act," FutureGen chief Ken Humphreys said Friday.

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