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spot, stain, or pollute

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The menace he's stalking this time: dirty energy, which contributes to global warming and befouls the air in the world's cities.
In what should prove to be of substantial benefit to cities struggling to come into attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), EPA has announced proposed rules to strengthen tailpipe standards on cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light duty trucks and to require reductions of sulfur (which befouls catalytic converters) in gasoline.
I do happen to feel, with Theodor Adorno, that writing a book is a very important ethical act, consuming so much of one's life; and that, in these disgusting times, a writer who does not pursue an alienating formalism (but rather tries to buck us up and tell us not to spit in the face of the present, instead of continuing to serve this corrupt and debauched society although it shits on every walk and befouls every free breath), is, if not a pawn of the system (a lackey, we used to say), then probably a liar and a hypocrite.
It is incapable of meeting the needs of people; indeed, it tramples on them, as it befouls the environment and squeezes every drop of profit out of the hired help.
No taxis, no auto horns still the call of the birds; no gasoline smell befouls the fragrance of the forest.
ALL Fuels & Energy Company is a development-stage ethanol company organized to operate as an ethanol producer, focusing primarily on the production and sale of alternative fuels, including ethanol and its co-products, cost saving efficiencies to the befouls industry, and improved channels to market.
Again, given that the burning of crop residue in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana befouls Delhi's air, it is astonishing that neither Kejriwal nor the Central government has lobbied -- politically or otherwise -- to incentivise farmers to employ other means of waste disposal.
Rapacious capitalism that brutalizes workers and rides roughshod over the common goods of civil society in the long run befouls its own nest.