Sunday, May 02, 2010

Gallegos chief cheerleader writes another Rackauckas-like letter to the editor

Responsible stewardship of the environment - TS LTE

The comments thread is better than the letter:
Curmudgeon Right ON! WE cannot count on the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Department of Fish and Game, the US EPA, the National Marine Fisheries Servic,e the Loooooooong list of enforcement agencies that cover things like leaking petroleum tnaks, we've got to have our MIGHTY DA protect us.

MEanwhile tweakers go free, you get a slap on the wrist for killing kids while drunk driving. What a crock. If we needed a DA to ignore the issues screwing up our daily lives and wanted a DA to focus on the nebulous feel good prosecution of profit-driven business...that's what we've got!


deBunker The writer maybe thinks that Gallegos invented environmental prosecution? Look back in the TS archives and in the legal records and you will find otherwise.
Handy of the Occasional DA to find a case that he can use for his campaign to keep the high-paying job that he sometimes shows up for. Who did the work?


Fisherman And how much did you make off the deal Mr. Baykeeper???

Cletus Van Damme And those damned gas tanks keep robbing liquor stores, molesting children, and stealing everything that isn't bolted down. They sell drugs too! I'm so glad our knight in green armor is the DA! And it's good to know that such an objective person such as Mr Nichols wrote a letter to support him! Right about election time! What a coincidence, eh Pete?

Bunch of effin' crooks.

anonymous
The state attorney general investigated this and filed the complaint. They also prepared the judgment. Gags just took credit for it. Check it out for yourselves. Go to the court clerk and look at the file. Its clear as a bell. Gallegos is up to his same tricks of taking credit for work he didn't do. Right up there with plagiarizing.

And Paykeeper is involved!

Pete Malloy
Pete Nichols ? ha ha ha ha ha, what a chump

DIRT DEVIL
Oh here's Petey spouting off again just to get his and Paykeepers name in the light. Are you getting a good deal from Paul on your next lawsuit against a real business or developer who wants to invest in our county's future. I'm surprised you had the time to write a letter while also being a marine biology expert. It does not surprise me you would extol the virtues of our esteemed DA since you are both masters of taking credit for something you had so little to do with. Maybe if our DA would spend as much time really prosecuting ALL CRIMINALS as he does breaking his arm to pat himself on the back we could have a much better place to live.

anonymous
Looks like this backfired for Paul and Pete. Now will the reporters pick this up?

P Nutgallery
Geez, Pete, letting the government hoard in on your business? Coffers must be full to share in the litigation bonanza. Hey, does WaterKeeper have a Louisiana branch office? There'll be someone to cash in on the disaster there I'm sure. But will they do anything to actually clean the environment? Track record says no. Despite the recent appearances (advertising) by Kennedy. There is more money in filing suit than performing cleanups (and stalling them for that matter). Cha-chinge, cha-chinge!$$$$$ Happy Earth Day $$$$

Drivel
BayWatch is a fine law office.

anonymous
So its a law office? Interesting.

reasonable
Nice work by Gallegos, AND everyone else who made this case. Companies don't agree to 1.1 million dollar settlements for no reason, Paul must have caught them red-handed.

As far as all the complaints on this thread that somehow this case means that violent criminals, robbers, burglars and so on are not being prosectuted aggressively, well that's pure BS. The fact is that violent crime is DOWN in Humbolt County, and Gallegos deserves at least some of the credit for that.

DIRT DEVIL
reasonable wrote:
Nice work by Gallegos, AND everyone else who made this case. Companies don't agree to 1.1 million dollar settlements for no reason, Paul must have caught them red-handed.
As far as all the complaints on this thread that somehow this case means that violent criminals, robbers, burglars and so on are not being prosectuted aggressively, well that's pure BS. The fact is that violent crime is DOWN in Humbolt County, and Gallegos deserves at least some of the credit for that.

No one is denying that the fine is not justified but the insult is that PG is taking credit for it. The AG did all the work and dropped it in his lap. He probably would not have found the problem himself up at the beach while surfing with his "friend"

peabody
so who got the 1.1 mil fine?

DIRT DEVIL
peabody wrote:
so who got the 1.1 mil fine?
Big Oil & Tire were fined for multiple violations according to reports. Now how many of those violations were really connected to a real threat to ground water I don't know. I know that fines are imposed for matters such as lack of paperwork and other clerical errors so not all may have been for problem tanks. The county is famous for going after minor offenders so the environmental health dept can justify their large staff. Stop by 100 H St.in Eureka and find out just how many people are really working. It is probably overstaffed and bloated just like all govt agencies we have to support.

anonymous
The county didn't go after big oil. The state did which is why the state did the investgation and filed the complaint. Its also why the state gets the fine. Paul did nothing more than cross out the name of the state attorney who prepared the judgment and hand wrote his own to take credit.


Gallegos Gets Props, Again - The Reporta

9 comments:

  1. Rose, it's not looking good for Hagen or Jackson. Hagen has very little support, and Jackson does not campaign well. If it goes to a runoff between Gallegos and Jackson, which is probably what will happen, Gallegos will almost certainly beat her. Jackson is increasingly painting herself into the right's corner, and Gallegos consistently does better in public appearances and debates. Much better. I think you've underestimated the depth of support Gallegos has in the county. Almost all of Hagen's votes in the primary will go to Gallegos in November. Hagen's supporters are the far left, there is no way they are going to vote for Jackson - she is too tethered to the right. I don't see how Gallegos doesn't win a third term. Do you?

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  2. Crime is down, all will be well, I am the resurrection and the light- crime is down, all will be well, I am the resurrection and the light.

    Well, that's taken care of. Now,
    to surf, or go to Mexico?

    Wait, I can surf IN Mexico.

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  3. This is not about right and left.

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  4. Jackson really has very little support and Gallegos has very effectively alienated his core supporters. Based on observing the meet and greet Paul Hagen event at Shelter Cove a week ago, Gallegos is history and Hagen is going to be elected.

    That is very very good because Hagen has more brains that Gallegos and Jackson combined. Jackson has too much of a political agenda, as did Gallegos.

    Hagen has more experience working in multiple DA offices than either Jackson or Gallegos and he is clearly the best qualified candidate.

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  5. The Douchebug5/02/2010 6:24 PM

    Well, it's obvious the Gallegos trolls are working hard to win over the Hagen supporters who know a real environmental attorney with real experience when they see one. I am not sure allying himself with Baykeeper is going to prove very smart when June rolls around.

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  6. Gallegos is running scared. This is actually funny. Very funny. Hagen is a decent man but unqualified. I have been noticing the increased troll movement but the whacko extremist days are over. The moderate and liberal dems support jackson. The doctors and shrinks do too. Everyone I know says gallegos is done so I don't wonder that his major contributors per NCJ are his family and self. Can't wait till June. It will tell loads.

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  7. Jackson is a moderate. A democrat. A real attorney. Gags is a good debater, great, see what that has gotten us.

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  8. Pete, before you bang the drum of the settlement a mere 11 years ago this operator escaped millions in fines for not monitoring his dozens of fuel tanks if you look it up Paul Kirk and Bonnie Neely fought for reduced fines. here the same operator is getting a pass a million dollars is a lot but when the actual penalties exceeded 10 million dollars not a bad deal less than 10% hope this drum is beaten also. But hey Paykeepers had better stay on the propaganda trail.

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  9. Haha!! Great Post Rose...keep up the good work!

    ~mary boughton

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