State agency proposes fine for Gallup landfill

GALLUP a ' The state Environment Department proposes a $371,400 fine for the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority, alleging 15 violations at its Red Rocks Regional Landfill in Thoreau. Full Story
RDM

Los Alamos, NM

#1 Dec 23, 2008
Let me get this straight - a school teacher, Jim Norton, is the State Environmental Protection Division Director?

That makes no sense whatsoever...
so what

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Dec 23, 2008
RDM wrote:
Let me get this straight - a school teacher, Jim Norton, is the State Environmental Protection Division Director?
That makes no sense whatsoever...
His previous job is not mentioned in the story and not relevant to the landfill violations. Got that straight?
RDM

Los Alamos, NM

#3 Dec 23, 2008
So What...

What you are saying is that his qualifications, or lack thereof are not relevant to him filling a position?

Here's a question for you - would you get a medical check up from a school teacher? How about from another professional that is not a doctor?

On the contrary, his lack of qualifications do mean something - GOT THAT?
so what

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Dec 23, 2008
RDM wrote:
So What...
What you are saying is that his qualifications, or lack thereof are not relevant to him filling a position?
Here's a question for you - would you get a medical check up from a school teacher? How about from another professional that is not a doctor?
On the contrary, his lack of qualifications do mean something - GOT THAT?
The subject of story is the landfill violations. I'm sure the department staff prepared the complaint. There is nothing in the story and I don't have any special knowledge about his qualifications, performance or what the job entails. If you felt you were more qualified and passed over, I can sympathize. But the important thing is the landfill, no?
RDM

Los Alamos, NM

#5 Dec 23, 2008
so what wrote:
<quoted text>
The subject of story is the landfill violations. I'm sure the department staff prepared the complaint. There is nothing in the story and I don't have any special knowledge about his qualifications, performance or what the job entails. If you felt you were more qualified and passed over, I can sympathize. But the important thing is the landfill, no?
Karla - Thank you for your input and your defense of a very flawed status quo - so I guess you would send your kids to see an unlicensed, unqualified person appointed to be a medical doctor?

The important thing, big picture-wise, is the environment and having qualified people to act as stewards, not political hacks.

No, Karla, unlike you, I was not passed over, but retired with over 30 years of experience and it turns my stomach to see what has happened to that agency.
so what

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Dec 23, 2008
You are tripping. You have a beef a co-worker named Karla, too?

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