Red Wing's mayor gets second job with frac sand lobbying group

  • Article by: TONY KENNEDY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2013 - 11:36 AM

His work to promote fracking is a conflict of interest, residents say.

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marsbonfireFeb. 5, 1310:32 PM

Gee, at least he's completely transparent about his conflict of interest.

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alanmullerFeb. 5, 1310:44 PM

Mayor Egan is mocking the people of Red Wing. He should have the grace to resign immediately.

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dmulville72Feb. 5, 1310:57 PM

This guys has some serious stones to say that this isn't a conflict of interest at all....Wow

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Wally_99Feb. 6, 1312:01 AM

I am very excited about fracking!!! Bring it on! Contrary to the beliefs of the socialists, fossil fuels will be here to stay. Well, uh, at least for the next couple hundred years....

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fatherpainFeb. 6, 1312:56 AM

Just another politician, bought and paid for, by a industry with a lot of money. 10 to 1 says he doesn't stick around once his term is up.

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mblaineFeb. 6, 13 1:16 AM

Capitalism must move ahead, and hydraulic fracturing is providing the USA with excellent new sources of cheap energy. We sure could use the economic rebound.

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martiankingFeb. 6, 13 1:21 AM

Really? Come on people! Get a clue! It's totally obvious that the sand mining companies are using the mayor to get access for a favorable push for their benefit. Just a round about way to buy the vote, in an updated 21st century way. What a crock!

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alanam8Feb. 6, 13 3:09 AM

If the FBI's Public Corruption unit isn't conducting intensive investigations up and down sand country, it's a serious dereliction of duty. This is an outrageous abuse of the public trust, and both Mayor Egan and the association that just hired him should be investigated over this --- and that's coming from a supporter of the industry. The FBI is needed, and now.

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comment229Feb. 6, 13 4:04 AM

Lobbyists equal bribery. Watched a newsreel of Teddy Roosevelt yesterday, and one of his main goals in D.C. was to get rid of special interest groups. He failed. Too bad. I suspect if I dug deep enough, I could find close to 535 cases of corruption in D.C.

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FreddieBabyFeb. 6, 13 4:55 AM

Red Wing is a beautiful place to visit. I would imagine that with the area selling out to the frac sand lobby, it won't be for long. Too bad.

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