Joint Legislative Hearing Brings Out Strange Shore Friends
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.
What was Hal Bozarth, AKA “The Godfather of NJ Toxics” and chief lobbyist for the NJ Chemical Industry, doing at yesterday’s legislative hearing in Lavallette that focused on the ecological decline of Barnegat Bay?
It was obvious that Hal got the memo and dressed down – in casual attire.
But what was he doing there?
[Update: Here’s why Hal was there (see NJ Spotlight story) - who knew that the American Chemistry Council was so concerned about reducing carbon footprints and was an arbiter of environmental friendliness?:
Representatives of the plastics manufacturing industry disputed that view, telling legislators in Lavalette on Monday plastic bags are more environmentally friendly than paper bags.
“Paper bags have a lot larger carbon footprint than paper bags,” said Donna Dempsey, a spokesperson for the American Progressive Bag Alliance.
The American Chemistry Council supports that view. Using paper bags doubles the amount of carbon dioxide produced versus paper bags; plastic bag ...
Link to original article / Continue Reading...
WolfeNotes will focus on important stories that are being ignored or misrepresented by the media. I’ll do traditional muckraking to hold the bad guys accountable; expose the lies and self serving spin of government officials and politicians; and explore how the failures of government, media, AND well meaning environmental organizations contribute to the problems we face.