Tuesday, March 26, 2013

So Much for "Transparent" Government!

Obama's State Department is refusing to release public comments on the Keystone XL environmental impact draft to the public, along with other materials related to the process. In fact, the public won't be able to see the full electronic docket online.

Those who want to see the public comments will be required to file a FOIA request, a typically lengthy process which could take months. So, Mr. Open-and-Transparent, Mr. Hopey-Changey, is once again presiding over the hiding of information that the public has a right to see.

McClatchy says that:
Federal electronic dockets are routinely opened to the public in other circumstances. For instance, people who want to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules to control pollution under the Clean Air Act can go to Regulations.gov - a site that handles public comments for federal agencies. Not only can they file their own comments, but they also can read any other comment that has been filed.

But comments about draft environmental impact statements do not appear there. A worker at the website's help desk said that's because the statements are considered draft documents, not proposed regulations.... More here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Father Tyme said...

Anna,
Please take a look at this video. It is from March of 2011 and shows what Barry said is not what he has done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPpkOPz_W2c

It's one thing to stretch the truth and another to altogether outright lie your ass off knowing you're lying and knowing the people you speak to are too fucking dimwitted to understand you're lying. And of course, he's counting on that stupidity, as do all politicians. It's just this was so blatant a lie and none of the O-bots wanted to (and still don't) see him for the liar he is.

And to all the O-bots and O-pologists out there who keep saying that he's really kept most of his promises...you, too, are full of shit.

Feel free to post the video on your site or anyone else's. That goes for anyone else reading this. Nothing I've done the last 12 years has captured the lies of any president, including Bush, as well as this one did.

And I don't respect him in the morning...or afternoon...or night.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Wow. Just wow. So much for promises!
Thanks for sharing this.

9:50 PM  

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