Declarations

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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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Brewing Brewer “The ruling is especially disturbing given the current influx of illegal aliens, a crisis President Obama created and escalated.” —Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer upset over a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that her state’s policy of denying driver’s …

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Road Safety Projects “Strengthening vital infrastructure across the state is critically important to ensuring the safety of our communities, both today and for future generations.” —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on road safety projects. Cuomo announced on June 10 that …

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Powerful Confirmation “A few years ago, we wouldn’t see the instant pictures (on the internet) of damage. … Now, we are seeing pictures of what the tornado looks like immediately. It’s powerful confirmation.” —John Robinson, the warning coordinator for the …

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Sandy Recovery Program Scams “Our Statewide Sandy Fraud Working Group is pursuing aggressive criminal and civil actions against those who allegedly sought illegal profits in the wake of this national disaster.” —New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman on …

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Hot As … “Early in the season, especially as the temperatures spike, all workers, regardless of fitness, should be given the opportunity to acclimatize to handle heat stress and prevent serious injuries from heat illness.”  —In an announcement that came …

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Still Not Fixed “They got an advert on TV saying they fixed the Gulf, but I’ve never been fixed.” —Louisiana oysterman Jules Melancon, whose livelihood was disrupted by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Melancon, the last remaining oysterman …

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New Team “For many New Yorkers, it’s been the worst 17 months of their lives.” —New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on challenges faced by New Yorkers who are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The mayor on March 29 …

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