Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP
A dam that nearly burst, a needed pipeline shunted aside in a cynical political move, a poorly managed construction project. From DWR to DEC, only bumbling.
Outside of California, very few people probably saw the report released last week from the independent commission investigating the near-destruction of the Oroville Dam north of Sacramento. It didn’t generate much national press. This report, however, may be one of the most important analyses done in the last generation describing our country’s infrastructure problems. For those involved in the shale industry, it also shows the fallacy of believing that more governmental involvement in our natural resources translates into better results for our citizenry.