Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Who is calling?

Yesterday I got a recorded message in which a man asks me to call my state senator to ask him to vote against Senate Bill 655. The argument is that the bill benefits "big oil" and refers to the windfall profits the oil companies have made lately. But the caller does not explain what the bill does.

I looked up SB 655, and it seems to say that if anyone in the state sues an oil company for environmental damage, the state may step in and sue as well. But even the bill's digest (pdf) is difficult to understand without legal training and experience in the field of remediation law. Can anyone tell me what this is about, and who is making these automated phone calls? I'm suspicious.

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