Category Archives: Air Pollution

money to burn

Today, the city of Louisville, KY is burning more than $1 million. Between 500,000 and 700,000 people will watch as money flies through the air and is blown up in showers of pyrotechnics, in the annual extravaganza of excess, noise, pollution, and waste known as Thunder Over Louisville.

Proponents of this community conflagaration contend that Thunder generates about $31 million in economic impact for the local area, as well as valuable PR for the region. I see a pile of money being torched and clouds of toxic waste being flung into the air.

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