Friday, December 17, 2010

Is our local 'newspaper' polluting our drinking water?

Update: Scott Stanford, General Manager, Steamboat Pilot & Today has published a comment wherein he claims:
“we… can say with confidence that our chemicals are being handled safely, properly and most importantly, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.”
I would still like to see proof.

Quoting our local “newspaper”:
“The Denver litigation firm of Reilly Pozner LLP, acting on behalf of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, sent a letter Thursday asking The Steamboat Local to remove all copies of its most recent edition from area racks and to retract a story about the Pilot & Today.

In its edition released Thursday, The Local published a story alleging criminal wrongdoing by the newspaper in the handling of chemicals used in the printing process. Scott Stanford, general manager of the Pilot & Today, said the article contained numerous factual errors and that the premise of the story and the allegations contained in it are completely and wholly untrue. Foremost among the allegations is that the Environmental Protection Agency has ‘an ongoing criminal investigation into the Pilot’s chemical disposal activities.’ The Pilot & Today has never been contacted by the EPA about its disposal practices and Richard Mylott, a public affairs specialist with the EPA, confirmed Thursday that the Pilot & Today is not ‘the subject of any investigation by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.’

The Pilot & Today is in consultation with its attorneys about legal recourse should The Local refuse to comply with its request.”
Click the image & read the allegations:
Click the image & read the allegations

Notably missing from the Pilot story is ANY direct allegation that they are fully compliant with EPA regulations! If they were fully compliant, one would think that would be their opening line. But, I have never considered the management of our local “newspaper” to have even the slightest bit of integrity.

I would encourage ALL citizens of Routt County to visit the offices of our local “newspaper” and DEMAND that they demonstrate the manner in which they dispose of their chemicals!

1 comment:

SBVOR said...

Eleven days later...
As far as I can tell, the allegations in the online edition of The Local have not been removed, retracted or revised. I've seen no indication that print copies of The Local were removed from their racks.

So, the question now becomes...
Will the thugs at SP&T follow through with their threatened lawsuit? Time will tell.

SP&T is infamous for threatening to sue at the drop of a hat. Sometimes they actually follow through on their thuggish threats.

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