Friday, August 12, 2005

Childers' actions differ from his words

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Doyle Childers has said all of the right things when dealing with people who are opposing Moark's expansion of its egg-laying facilities in Neosho, but it appears the former legislator, who was appointed to his post this year by Governor Matt Blunt, is showing the same kind of pro-business slant as the governor.
An Associated Press article today details Childers' plan to make it easier for businesses to get permits from the DNR by cutting down on referrals to the attorney general. He says it is easier to get businesses into compliance with environmental regulations by being nice to them instead of putting the hammer down on them.
The article indicates this approach is not much appreciated either by environmentalists, the attorney general, or in Childers' own department.
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