VETO AZ HB2199 - Environmental Audit Privilege AKA Polluter Protection
  • Petitioned Governor Jan Brewer

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Governor Jan Brewer

VETO AZ HB2199 - Environmental Audit Privilege AKA Polluter Protection

    1. Stacey Champion
    2. Petition by

      Stacey Champion

      Phoenix, AZ

If HB 2199 is not vetoed, it will allow the polluters to keep information about environmental law violations secret in their audits. Any information collected cannot be used for enforceable action. The mining industry lobbied hard for this and it was first proposed back in the 1990s. It was rejected repeatedly, including via a veto by then Governor, Fife Symington - and should see a veto now by Gov. Brewer. This bill was introduced by Senator Judy Burges (of Birther Bill and anti sustainability infamy) through a strike all bill. Burges was formerly employed by a mining company which highlights a serious conflict of interest and speculation with regard to ethics.

This bill will not increase environmental compliance - quite the contrary. It serves to harm people, our environment, and will be yet another huge environmental embarrassment to our state. Not only that, but any "whistleblowers" can be punished by law - INFORMATION THAT IS DISCLOSED UNDER SUBSECTION B, PARAGRAPH 3 OF THIS SECTION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE. AN ENTITY, EMPLOYEE OR OFFICIAL OF THIS STATE WHO DISCLOSES INFORMATION IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBSECTION IS GUILTY OF A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR.

You can read about the bill here:
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=hb2199&Session_Id=107

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Gov. Brewer has 5 days to act, so she will do so by THIS coming Friday.

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer

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    3. Reached 10 signatures
    4. Arizona bill lets mining firms shroud cases of pollution

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer

      You can read more about this bill in this story.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Toni Sexton PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Governor Brewer, Arizonans don't want more destruction of our beautiful state. Stop this nonsense NOW, please.

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    • anastacia andrade PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      don't allow "whistleblowers" to be punished for protecting their Mother! don't allow Dirty secrets to keep kept that regards OUR Planet; my home, my childrens' home.

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    • Michael Royer CHANDLER, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Earth to Jan...

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    • Stacey Champion PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      This has the potential to not only do great harm to our environment, but to the health of our people as well!

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    • Samantha Ruckman SEDONA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Brewer-- You need to do the right thing here.

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