October 3, 2011

Covanta Buying Incinerator Politicians in Maryland

Buying Influence in Maryland.
Covanta and buddy-company Energy Answers International are legally giving money to Maryland Governor O'Malley in return for permitting a new incinerator.  Just $46,000 is cheap for a $300 million project and they don't even need to pay-to-play the US Ambassador.  For more read The Washington Examiner.

Buying Influence in Ireland.
One of Fine Gael's Galway Tents is pitched at the K Club where its reported FG legally obtained cash from Covanta prior to the 2011 general election.  Don't ask local TDs where the cash comes from for holidays in San Francisco billed as Silicon Valley learning expeditions for the good of The Irish People.  

In 2012 it's expected FG's Hogan will re-write Irish laws to create "certainty" for Covanta's bankers to finance about €300 million for the proposed Poolbeg Incinerator.  In the meantime Covanta is increasing the cash it's returning to Covanta shareholders ($300 million).  Anglo Irish Bank is an example of the certainty created by Ireland's inbred crony cartel.  

Incineration Promoters Use EPA, Bord Pleanala & Engineers Ireland Brand.
Similar to the fired Financial Regulator the directors in these organisations seem to treat their professional employees or members as compliant jackasses.

Labelled as 'consulting', Energy Answers International has paid the former director of EPA-Ireland to spin for it in Ireland.  One trick is to covertly hijack  the Engineers Ireland brand in a report designed by a PR company to create cover for dodgy politicians.  Unsurprisingly  "ex" incinerator industry employees have been stuffed onto the decision making boards of both EPA-Ireland and An Bord Pleanála where professionally qualified inspectors get over-ruled.  

Without any repercussions at least one DCC technocrat has told lies to mislead the public on the Poolbeg Incinerator - google McKechnie's judgement concerning "massaged" reports from DCC/RPS.  The President of Engineers Ireland is from RPS and promotes incineration for DCC.  The prior President of Engineers Ireland claimed not to see an ethics conflict in the covert exploitation by the incineration industry of Engineers Ireland.  The esteemed EI President now plans a media campaign to build the Engineers Ireland brand.  The official marcom project brief will exclude any massaged thoughts about indirectly benefiting the covert promotion of incineration or RPS or DCC.


Extract from Washington Examiner

Another major contributor to Maryland officials has been Energy Answers International, a New York company that is planning to build a controversial [incinerator] waste-burning power plant in Baltimore.

In June 2009, the company applied for a license to build the plant. Over the next two years, Energy Answers, Chief Executive Officer Patrick Mahoney and owner Covanta Energy gave roughly $30,000to the [state Governor] O'Malley administration and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

O'Malley in October 2010 praised the planned plant as a national model for green energy. Ten days later, the companies heaped $16,000 on him and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown through campaign donations.
-By: Hayley Peterson | 09/29/2011 
Examiner Staff Writer

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/energy-companies-contribute-thousands-maryland-democrats?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1#ixzz1ZjS7qT9O

ead more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/energy-companies-contribute-thousands-maryland-democrats?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1#ixzz1ZjCtiY2G

Watch The Wire to get "a taste" for the integrity of Maryland and Baltimore politicians and The Sopranos for a look at New Jersey waste-industry entrepreneurs.

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