New Essay Up at the Collagist: All Our Pretty Songs

READ IT HERE.
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Thanks to Matt Bell for publishing this! Teaser below.

Of the TRAIN Act, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna said, “Many of EPA’s costly regulations threaten America’s economic and national security and job creation, while providing little or no significant environmental benefit,” adding, “Existing regulations also need to be examined so those that do far more harm than good can be eliminated.” Jane Goodall asked a USA Today reporter, “If we’re not raising new generations to be better stewards of the environment, what’s the point?” and in the number one song in America, Adam Levine sang,

You say I’m a kid
My ego is big
I don’t give a shit
and it goes like this,

and the next day, the House voted 249 to 169 to approve the TRAIN Act, which was especially good for certain old coal plants like Virginia’s Potomac River Generating Station, which polluted at such high levels that it would have been shut down, cutting jobs.

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