Posted by Kevin Matthews on February 25, 2002 at 14:15:17:
In Reply to: A Despicable Springfield Groundwater Coverup posted by David Rodriguez on February 25, 2002 at 10:44:21:
David, that is a very powerful letter.
Could you clarify a few points?
the DEQ inspector during much of this fiasco, happened to be the paper's Asst City Editor?
Who is that specifically?
A certain key Weyerhaeuser official then held a secret meeting with three of my organization's board members...
Can you explain what organization you are referring to, and who these meeting aprticipants are?
There needs to be a criminal investigation once and for all.
Thing is, criminal investigations are done by a branch of government, and you've already suggested that the big company has a strong grip on local government.
It seems to me that civil lawsuits would be a more effective way to adress the complex of problems you've described. If civil lawsuits are successful in proving problems along the lines of what you;ve described, then criminal investigations might well follow. But asking to start with criminal investigations seems like turning right into a road block.