Category Archives: Kearns & West

Kearns and West: Spin Doctors in a Brave New World

A helicopter rounding up terrified wild horses in Northern Nevada Kearns and West Inc., the same “Collaboration and Strategic Communications” company that ran public meetings for the corrupt Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” [and who illegally barred public recording and … Continue reading

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Kearns and West: CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The MLPA “Initiative” of 2009-2010 was not the first time that Kearns & West was manipulating the public with a so-called “public process” on the North Coast. Noyo News has learned that Kearns and West was involved in the “public process” … Continue reading

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Obama’s National Ocean Council “Listening Session,” Part 3

Following California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, came the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Larry Robinson. Dr. Larry Robinson A nuclear chemist from Tennessee and Florida, Robinson worked from 1984-1997 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the … Continue reading

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MLPAI Conflict of Interest, Part 3

So why, you may ask, was a Central Valley farmer and agribusiness executive called upon to lead the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s efforts to protect the ocean?  And why was the president of the largest petroleum association on the … Continue reading

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As Accountable As the Wind

The Noyo News has learned that MLPAI “Principal Planner” Evan Fox was also a private contractor, and not a government employee. These revelations – that staff and officers were independent operators, hired and paid for with private money – are a major shock to … Continue reading

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Who is KEARNS & WEST?

Kearns and West is the company that claims to have impartially represented tribal interests, fishermen and the public in the MLPA “Initiative” process.  They were the hired guns – paid for with private funds – who managed and facilitated the … Continue reading

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Kearns and West – the Manufacture of Consent

In the skewering the democratic process, Kearns and West, a firm hired with private funds by special interests, was allowed to both interview and select “stakeholders” – who supposedly represented the public. As the MLPA “Initiative,” the bastardized version of … Continue reading

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