Saturday, October 28, 2006

That Takes Guts: International Paper CEO Refuses to Meet with Governor of Vermont

In a telling move about the power with which corporations hold sway over (or some might say prisoner) the US government, International Paper (NYSE: IP) refused to meet with Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont to discuss the proposed use of tires as fuel at the IP mill in Ticonderoga, NY on the NY/VT border.

The controversial project is set to begin on November 6th.

Residents of Vermont and nearly every elected official in the state have decried this project to no avail and it seems now that even the Governor will not convince the company.

To read the full story, go here.

1 comment:

Concerned said...

That's really messed up. Here's the email address of John Faraci: John.Faraci@ipaper.com