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Friday, February 18, 2011
Who do our Agencies answer to? Why exist if you can't or won't do anything? Time for the EPA to take over!
There is the increasing revelation that the agencies in Arkansas (AOGC and ADEQ) are simply facilitators of the gas industry. The Sierra Club attorney Craig Segall flew in from Washington to meet with landowners and ADEQ and AOGC. Theresa Marks chose not to take time out of her schedule to meet with the group and chose to send a person with no decision making power. AOGC was supposed to send one of their attornies over, but they cancelled at the last minute for vague reasons. They refuse to regulate the existing Arkansas environmental laws currently on the books because their said fears of being sued by the gas mafia, the pollution control agency above them and political pressure from the gas lobby. They are charged by law to enforce these laws on behalf of the people and are not doing so. We need to close their four palaces and have EPA take over and do the job right.