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BREAKING: Fearing collapse of emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Oroville evacuated

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posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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so i just saw on the front page of a newspaper that the state is blocking an investigation into the crisis. i knew from the get go that the whole deal was from their incompetence and irresponsible behavior but how bad must it be? the corruption in california is crazy. we have this and the new gas tax pushed on us even though we voted no in november for a gas tax, and im sure they will appropriate the money like they always do and spend it on whatever pet project they have.




posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: TheScale


Days after the evacuation orders were lifted in February, The Sacramento Bee filed requests to the state under the California Public Records Act. In one request, the newspaper sought design specifications, federal inspection reports, technical documents, the results of rock sampling and other information. Outside engineers told The Bee such records would likely provide an accounting of what caused a gaping chasm to form in the dam’s main concrete spillway on Feb. 7 and the near collapse of the dam’s emergency spillway a few days later.

The Bee also sought internal communications and emails from Brown’s office. Those records could show how Brown and his top staff members were coordinating the ongoing crisis with each other, with outside agencies and with members of the public.

The administration denied the request for technical information about the dam and provided a limited response to the request for internal communications.

The Sacramento Bee - Jerry Brown’s administration blocks public review of Oroville Dam records.

Gov. Brown is using "federal security regulations" stating the requested documents are "state secrets"??!! Is he afraid The Bee might be state sanctioned terrorists??! The second part is easier to believe: denial.

So much for investigative journalism. Just label everything a "secret" and the buck stops there.

The article says a lot of citizens, local government and state representatives are PO'd about that decision. Rightfully so. Might lead to impeachment because of endangering the public.



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