What is in this article?:
- Senate Ag Committee hears testimony about fallout of atrazine-related suits.
- Atrazine being looked at again by EPA.
- Lawsuits targeting the product also reel in farm groups.
On fishing for information versus chilling public debate...
“I believe (Kansas) Sen. Roberts had it right (in his comments during the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the EPA). This is about harassment and killing participation — not just with SAPs.
“I guarantee I have nothing of value in the discussion and dispute in the Holiday Shores cases in Madison County, Ill.…
“What’s more, I don’t think the plaintiff attorneys think I do. I could theorize some things, but I don’t think they care about that and probably wouldn’t agree with my theories.
“They want to know not only what you say publicly, but all the discussions that took place before you said it.”
What has your counsel said on this?
“I’m not going to comply with the subpoena because, number one, I’ll be in the Ukraine next week. And I’m not going there to get away from the subpoena — I’m there for business that was planned a long time ago.
“It’s my desire to call this one out as what it is. Yes, we have counsel. This is clearly getting at our rights to associate, our ability to exercise rights to free speech. This is wrong on so many levels I don’t even have the words to say exactly how bad it is. Obviously, we’ll challenge both the timing and the (document) volume.”