10 August 2012

Fire at California Oil Refinery

The Guardian is following the story of a fire at an oil refinery outside San Francisco -- where residents are being told to tape their windows shut to avoid breathing the toxic air, and nearly 1000 people went to hospitals seeking treatment -- but the last report on the issue that the New York Times saw fit to publish was three days ago.

Because what, if Americans think too hard about the fact that refineries can catch fire, they might demand more investment into renewable energy?

At least you can't call out the Times for being inconsistent on the issue.  Want to find out about news related to the environment? Drill, baby, drill, down into the Times' sections on business and science.  There's no section of the paper devoted to the topic.

Are the editors worried they'll alienate readers by actually covering environmental science with any prominence?