Arizona's Left Leaning Community
Cross posted from Don't Waste Arizona:
Researchers at Don't Waste Arizona have been reviewing public records at environmental agencies for over twenty years, but we have never seen this before - a state representative, the chair of the House Environment Committee, fixing the ticket for her friends. You can see for yourself:
In March 2011, Phoenix SCORE had an event about how to start a business. You'd think complying with environmental regulations might be part of the presentation, but instead, a severe violation of our dust control rules occurred instead.
A citizen complained and the appropriate investigators from the county air agency showed up and conducted the tests. They found dusty conditions that were many times the allowable amounts for dust and silt and issued a Notice of Violation.
Rather than pay the penalty, which would have been just a few hundred dollars, Phoenix SCORE's representative instead contacted State Representati.... Reeve emailed Bill Wiley, the director of the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, and urged him to intervene. He did, and rescinded the violation.
There are no laws in Arizona against this. Maybe because no one ever thought that this could even happen, just like there were no laws against bestiality until someone was caught doing it.