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View Diary: Fact Checking Josh Fox/Gasland #2; Oil/Gas Industry NOT Exempt from Clean Air/Clean Water Acts (133 comments)

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  •  you continue to make bad assumptions about why (1+ / 0-)
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    Adam AZ

    a labor union would want to hire me to file the toughest, most adverse comments emphasizing air/water permitting rule enforcement that I could write in order to attack the issuance of an air quality permit or wastewater permit.

    You're not very perceptive about figuring out why a labor union would want me to do the things I do.   First, you did not perceive that comments that I write for filing are not something that a business applying for an air or water permit wants to have to deal with or address.   I've got a national reputation out there and no company wants to see me show up filing detailed technical comments on their air permit because it will always be trouble for them.  Here, for example, is a comment that recently helped squelch a refinery permit from
    being issued as proposed in Utah:

    Do you have some kind of a problem with labor unions using environmental law against facilities and asking for tough enforcement of permitting requirements?

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