Archives: 2003 December

Erie County passes Pesticide Notification Law

December 9th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Your article concerning the passage of the pesticide notification law (12/5/03) contained quotes from legislators that require a bit more review than the sound bytes granted in a quick interview. Representative Faulkner’s view that it is discriminatory because it does not hold homeowners to the same standard as lawn care professionals is […]

Complaint to New York Office of Inspector General

December 8th, 2003, No Comments

Dear Ms. Spencer, The DEC’s unresponsiveness in addressing my complaint is the reason for my appeal to your agency for relief of their poor performance. Your agency’s mission goes beyond your stated goals of investigating crime and corruption. Your agency is also supposed to investigate fraud, abuse and waste in government. My case is rife […]

Conflicts of interest at the NIH

December 8th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, The problems of conflicts of interest are rife throughout our government. We appear to have created a revolving door of employees coming from/going to positions in major industries, who are in a position to dictate the basis for the legislation of life and death matters for our citizens. Collecting dual incomes during […]

The Right Conclusion for the Wrong Reasons: WTO and Farm Subsidies

December 7th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Your editorial, The Case Against King Cotton (12/6/03), opines that enormous U.S. farm subsidies create an insurmountable barrier to foreign economies. However, it has long been an unconscionable burden for U.S. residents who pay twice for our cotton – once, in the stores for the actual product and again in misdirected tax […]

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