Our Wonderful Public Servants
But the parade of politicians - from the governor on down - running to the announcement to take some sort of credit for the deal is as silly as it is routine.
Two businesses saw a mutual benefit in making this deal. Delta needs jet fuel to run its fleet. And ConocoPhillips wanted out of the northeast refinery biz. Delta got the plant for a song and hopes that the state DEP and federal EPA will be reasonable in their future requirements and regulations.
We'll see. In the meantime, all this yakking and knee-bent running about by public officials is nothing more than your typical political grandstanding by politicians. It isn't pretty. But then it never has been.