Dr. Ann Maest of Straus Consulting is an expert on the environmental effects of mining and petroleum extraction and production on groundwater. She’s also the person we caught red-handed agreeing to falsify data for the plaintiffs in an case against Chevron earlier this year. In case you missed it, these two videos show her conspiring to the plaintiff’s lead counsel.
That hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from doing business with her. She’s going to be a featured speaker at the U.S. EPA Hardrock Mining Conference 2012 in Denver.
The folks at Resourceful Earth have put together a letter you can send to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to protest their decision to do business with and rely on the conclusions of Dr. Maest, as well as her inclusion in the agenda of this EPA sponsored event.