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  • Exposed: Gov Brown Bypassed EPA Laws

    It really doesn't matter which side of the political fence you sit on, it's hard to resist big oil kickbacks. Even in the state of California, where the EPA acts with impunity over land and waterways.

    Fired oil & gas regulators are finally talking to the media after they were supposedly fired at the urging of the oil industry. After the questionable firings and over thousands of improper permits later, the oil industry donated almost $1 million to Gov Brown.


    SAN FRANCISCO -- California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

    Brown fired the regulators on Nov. 3, 2011, one day after what the fired official says was a final order from the governor to bypass safety provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in granting permits to oil companies for oilfield injection wells. Brown later boasted publicly that the dismissals led to a speed-up of oilfield permitting.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/californi...shed-him-break

  • #2
    Sounds like the guy he fired was a good little Leftie to me...

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/derek-chernow/44/584/9a3

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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      Sounds like the guy he fired was a good little Leftie to me...

      https://www.linkedin.com/pub/derek-chernow/44/584/9a3
      So you blame the regulators for the governor's crimes?
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        So you blame the regulators for the governor's crimes?
        No, I'm saying the reason this whole thing is erupting in public is because the guy that got fired doesn't like what the governor is doing in terms of policy. Legal has nothing to do with it.
        If the governor fired him to further the environmental Left's agenda he'd have said nothing even if the governor's acts were equally illegal. In that case he'd see his dismissal as a necessity to get the agenda done.
        But, because the governor is doing the opposite this guy is going public to try and stop him.

        In other words, the guy the governor fired is only going public because he isn't staying with a Leftist agenda. It's all about politics and has nothing to do with the legality of the situation.

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        • #5
          What Gov Brown did was perfectly legal. He made it legal when he suspended environmental laws due to our severe drought. He issued most of the drilling permits while the EPA was on a leash.

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