MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY MARTHA COAKLEY MAY BE ENGAGING IN POLITICAL ROULETTE WITH TAUNTON DAM SUIT AND DISREGARDING OTHER NEGLECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DAM SAFETY
Massachusetts Attorney General appears to be engaging in another publicity media sound bite to get publicity for future campaigns or gather fund raising dollars that elected politician be a member of either party typical engage with her latest alleged suit against two private Taunton Dam Owners?
Is this another public relations media hype coming the same day the Attorney general is being touted for another political office in the BOSTON HERALD?
Is this so called suit like the Big Dig prosecutions only to settle out of court later for little or nothing after the public and media forgets after getting a resume headline?
The whole issue of Dam Safety in Massachusetts has not been properly reported, covered and corrected for years. The state has literally dismantled its own staffing ability to insure, monitor, and prosecute for the public safety of both public and private dams.
This neglected area and dependency on the campaign contributing engineering consultants has drowned out the cries and calls for real reforms. When will our Governor and Legislature realize hiring consultants like the BIG DIG Boston Central Artery that blossomed from $2.3 billion to to $23 Billion most expensive public works in history lacking any real accountability and Oversight.
The reason for a major part of the debacle was that turning over accountabi;ity and monitoring to private for profit entities like Bechtel and Parsons who do not come under the State Ethics Commission, Open Meeting Laws does not work?
When will the Big Media listen and demand another independent Ward type Commission that was formed during the Government Center Scandal to do real reforms not listened to for all aspects of the current failed no bid system of contracts to vendors, consultants, and providers?