Fox in the Coop?

In actual practice, Supervisor Peter Adam’s far right, anti-government, anti-environmental views are less about removing protections from wetlands and more about adding protections for the oil industry. Your cover article on Adam failed to mention that he called for “special meetings” of the Air Pollution Control District board in a push to allow the oil industry to pollute far more than county staff recommended. It doesn’t mention the vindictive pleasure he took in reading aloud emails from constituents and students worried about climate change and their future so that he could laugh at their “alarmism.” It doesn’t mention that if either of the two highly qualified candidates running for supervisor this year — Das Williams in the 1st District and Joan Hartmann in the 3rd District — lose to the Adam-backed candidates, the county’s biggest polluters will get free rein to do whatever they want. That’s a scary prospect. The lead-poisoned water of Flint, Michigan, should remind us what happens when anti-regulators run local government.


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