Fire Foxes in the Hen House?

HB Fire Department overrules planners, residents on soil safety

However, the fire chief's swift rebuke comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the fire department's history of working with oil companies.

"It appears that at least two of these consultants have conflicts of interest and shouldn't be included in this process," Dingwall said. "It's akin to having the fox guarding the henhouse and in my view it's not the right way to handle it."

"We're not trying to stop this project," said John Sisker, who co-founded the coalition. "We just want to make sure the soil is clean.

"This is not simply going back on the city's word to the coalition; it's a major defeat to the entire community and the safety of our children. What are they trying to hide?"

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