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  •  Conflict of Interest Investigation launched (4+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, meralda, mrkvica, quill

    The U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has launched a conflicts-of-interest investigation into dirty dealings pertaining to the contractor tasked to perform the environmental review for the northern half of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on behalf of State.

    The overarching problem with that ERM assessment: ERM Group was chosen not by the State Dept., but by TransCanada itself.

    Furthermore the State Dept. redacted biographical portions of the EIS that pointed to ERM's ongoing close consulting relationship with ERM Group and TransCanada.

    Read more about the scandal here: http://www.desmogblog.com/...

    Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

    by greenbastard on Thu May 30, 2013 at 12:30:37 PM PDT

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