Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Stunning, Blatant Conflict of Interest

Still think the government works for us?
From Think Progress:

State Department Keystone XL Hearings Run By TransCanada Contractor
By Brad Johnson

In a stunning conflict of interest, public hearings on federal approval for a proposed tar sands pipeline are being run by a contractor for the pipeline company itself. The U.S. Department of State’s public hearings along the proposed route of the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this week are under the purview of Cardno Entrix, a “professional environmental consulting company” that specializes in “permitting and compliance.”

Cardno is not only running the State Department hearings, but also manages the department’s Keystone XL website and drafted the department’s environmental impact statement. Comments from the public about the pipeline go not to the government, but to a cardno.com email...More at Think Progress.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

The Corporatocracy of America: Serving only those with the ways and means.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Yes, and this is so very blatant and obvious. Where the fuck is Congress? Oh that's right, the repugs took off before their work was done, on yet ANOTHER break that we're paying for.

12:17 PM  

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