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By Lou Marzeles

Why the media silence on the Goldendale gas spill?



It was a frustrating exercise trying to get information from Carson Oil the past several days.

The Sentinel was trying to find someone at the company to talk with about the gasoline spill at their Goldendale location last month (see our story on page 1). The company refused to let us talk with anyone other than a paralegal assistant to the company’s president, whose conversation was limited to reference to a written statement that was subsequently emailed to us.

It’s pointless to speculate on why Carson Oil pulled a veil of silence around itself. There is no indication presently that other media was given information access to the company, so it doesn’t seem The Sentinel was being...

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