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Friday, May 21, 2010

Kevin Costner -- One of the Good Guys

The New York Times reports:

For 15 years, Kevin Costner has been overseeing the construction of oil separation machines to prepare for the possibility of another disaster of the magnitude of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.

Does this evoke his tagline from “Field of Dreams?” It seems that Mr. Costner, the 55-year-old actor, environmental activist and fisherman, was ready for the current spill in the gulf.

Disturbed by the effects of the Valdez spill in Alaska, Mr. Costner bought the nascent technology from the government in 1995 and put $24 million of his own money into developing it for the private sector.

Read it here.

Most of the environmental movement is just political posturing and inane one-worldism, but Mr. Costner has actually done something worthwhile. He purchased a languishing technology, poured millions into developing it, and produced separating machines that actually might make a difference.

Good move.

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