by: Diane Benjamin
h/t CS (again!)
Why is Canada providing more news than our press? Canadian press knows the game, but not the media here? Note the date on the article!
Did anybody doubt Fazzini was recruited by Paradigm not only because he was an alderman. but also gullible?
Via Vancouver Observer:
A waste-to-energy spin doctor’s playbook
Establishing a supportive relationship with a respected, independent politician is an essential early step for incinerator companies determined to win contracts in reluctant Canadian communities, writes industry representative writes John Foden in Waste Management World magazine.
Rob Fazzini, an alderman in Bloomington, Illinois, was found to have worked informally on the side as a consultant for waste-to-fuel company Paradigm BioAviation since January, though he claimed there was no conflict of interest between his public office job and Paradigm’s work in Bloomingdon. Fazzini later said he wouldn’t run for re-election, and that he was “excited” by the prospect of taking on more of his ‘green job’ at Paradigm in the future.
Read the whole story here: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/waste-energy-spin-doctors-playbook#comments