Declarations

Declarations

Innocence Lost … Again “New GM was not born innocent.” —Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants civil penalties of $10,000 for each of the hundreds of thousands of GM vehicles sold in the state in violation of consumer-fraud law. Arizona became …

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No Hesitation “If there is real evidence or a directive from (the Federal Highway Administration) that says the ET-Plus needs to be replaced, make no mistake — we will not shy away from that directive and we will not hesitate …

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No Involvement “It is clear that Mr. Allman … had no involvement in any of the decisions that resulted in Sarah’s death.” —Jeff Harris, an Atlanta attorney for the parents of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was killed by …

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Wild Bus Ride “She can’t stay in the lanes, she’s crossing the double lines, and the adults are getting scared.” —A woman on a Utah school bus called 911 when the driver allegedly began driving erratically. The driver was arrested …

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Insurance Scams “Sadly, senior citizens are among our most vulnerable targets for insurance and financial fraud.” —New Jersey Dept. of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski’s comment during a consumer awareness meeting with senior citizens in Sayreville, N.J., on Oct. …

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Climate Action “As we have seen, when New York takes action the rest of the world pays attention and it is my hope that we can serve as a model for cities all across the world as we continue to …

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Stormy Relations “Storm surge and wind-driven waves flooded homes and moved them off their foundations in Kapoho, Hawaii County.”  —Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie describing the damaging force of the tropical storm Iselle. His petition for disaster assistance for the storm …

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Uh Oh, Yogi “The new maps show how Yellowstone has had a relative increase in the hazard.” —University of Utah geophysicist Bob Smith said a U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in Greater Yellowstone than previously …

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Bad Drone “These unmanned aircraft are becoming very popular with people, and there’s a possibility we will see more of them.” —California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said a private drone trying to record footage of …

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Multiple System Gaps “What this investigation uncovered were multiple gaps in multiple systems.” —Chris Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said a report showed a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of …

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