|SPI Chamber of Commerce President Roxanne Genzel|
Despite reading published evidence to the contrary, Genzel does not back off her August 11 lying boast about Excelon, the parent company of Annova LNG: "Excelon has proven to us that they have a good track record with safety and environmental stewardship."
In a recent blog article, we shared a Chicago Tribune report damning Excelon for numerous safety violations; failure to respond to 22 leaks of hazardous material, a $1,000,000 fine for leaking radioactive tritium into groundwater, a $11,500,000 settlement to rebuild the water supply for a village near one of its plants, etc.
While Genzel could have simply said she did not have all the facts, or that Excelon has learned from its mistakes, she went another route in her words reported by business reporter Steve Clark:
“It is what it is. I’m paid to be the spokesperson for the chamber. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Holy smokestacks, Genzel! There is absolutely something you can do about it. You can choose not to lie about the safety track record of prospective LNG companies wanting to do business in our region.