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  •  the exclusive is in the proof that State tried (2+ / 0-)
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    cotterperson, Just Bob

    to hide contractors background

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:54:47 AM PDT

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    •  Here it is --Keystone XL Conflicts of Interest (1+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob

      fromDeSmogback in December

      It was another COI, not nearly as huge .

      OnEarth recently exposed another equally brazen conflict of interest for the controversial pipeline. The State of Nebraska hired an Omaha-based company to run the environmental assessment for the project. The only problem, as Ted Genoways reported: HDR Engineering has extremely close business ties to TransCanada, having twice been hired by the company directly for big contract

      Genoways writes:

          What’s more, HDR’s own website says one of its missions is to “help oil and gas clients overcome the challenges of increasing government regulation and oversight and harsh physical and political climates, and exploit those opportunities.” Among the services its provides to pipeline companies is “helping them through the environmental planning and permitting process.” HDR promises “one-stop shopping,” so these companies “can focus on what they do best -- delivering oil.”

      •  oh I remember that. It's the proof that State (1+ / 0-)
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        Agathena

        deliberately tried to hide the fact that's the exclusive. Proves they weren't objective at all and begs a new study with unbiased contractors.

        Macca's Meatless Monday

        by VL Baker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:17:52 PM PDT

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