Issue: Clean air group’s suit cites secret sessions: State agriculture officials met with seed companies/James Hagengruber, Spokesman-Review
Additional Info: Apart from the lawsuit, Gora said her group has obtained e-mail records that she said are evidence of state employees “mocking” public health advocates. Copies of the e-mails were distributed to the media Wednesday. In an e-mail that Gora said caused particular offense, the state’s burning program manager suggested gathering after the sessions to toast a departing air quality program employee with flaming cocktails. In another e-mail, the same state employee mentioned post-meeting talks ” ‘where we discuss food, drink and/or the meaning of smoke (I burn, therefore I am…?).’”
Question: Do you get the impression that state bureaucrats don’t take problems associated with field burning seriously?