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Opening Arguments


Indiana is going to let BP start dumping "significantly more" ammonia and sludge into Lake Michigan at its Whiting refinery. There is a good news/bad news aspect to the story:

The refinery will still meet federal water pollution guidelines. But federal and state officials acknowledge this marks the first time in years that a company has been allowed to dump more toxic waste into Lake Michigan.

BP is investing in heavier Canadian crude. This will aid in trying to depend less on oil from the Mideast. But it's more work to refine it. What's your choice? Energy independce or cleaner water? Or would you make BP use a cleaner process, no matter what the cost, if you had to pay the extra cost at the pump?