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To: Black Agnes
Did you catch the reply during the news conference this morning/afternoon about their installing more 'environmentally friendly' foam due to EPA regulations or some such?

Man, if somebody is responsible for such a decision without properly testing the foam first, he better not cross my path, or else I just might kick his @$$!

26 posted on 02/05/2003 12:19:25 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (February 14, 2003, a.k.a. "Black Friday")
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there was a guy on another site that was talking about it the day of the launch, and for some reason everyone was trashing him. I'm not sure where he first got the info though.
27 posted on 02/05/2003 12:26:15 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That's the beauty of this. NOBODY is "responsible," because the EPA regs FORCED the manufacturer of the foam to comply with EPA, and NASA was under no obligation to appeal the EPA regs as they applied to the foam.

This whole thing shows you why bureaucrats are generally bad news. Congress doesn't have to take responsibility for bureaucrat's decisions; the President won't take responsibility; and NOBODY can successfully appeal without enormous expense.

So you just give up and plod on.
41 posted on 02/05/2003 9:50:23 AM PST by ninenot
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