He is not the only EDF tied insider to decline the invitation of Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Delaware. Sen. Scott Brown, members of a broad bi partisan coalition of concerned Congressmen and Senators, seeking justice, and fair regulation for our U S Fishery's.
Former EDF Vice President, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, current administrator of NOAA has with no explanation, declined to be present.
Fred and his bunch of lawyer buddies that have figured out that most folks don't know whats good for them, and have decided that the best way to become stewards of the universe, no matter what the cost to the rest of is, have figured out how to capitalise on all things green including the green in our wallets. These are the smart bastards that introduced Cap and Trade. The Carbon commodity which imposes another tax on U S consumers because as dumb as they believe we are, the cost gets passed along to the consumer, and we recognise that.
They also invented Catch and Trade. A variation of Cap, only they have figured out how to create the vehicle to swipe our last common owned resource from you and I, turning our resource into Wall Sts. newest commodity.
Fred's a real shit spreader. Think I'm kidding?
EDF Partners with Synagro, The World's Leader in Dumping Sewage Sludge on Farms and Gardens
EDF creates formal corporate partnerships between itself and major corporations, such as the Carlyle Group with which it partnered in March, 2010.  The Carlyle Group, a private investment corporation, owns Synagro, the world's largest company producing sewage sludge "compost" and "fertilizer," often called "biosolids," that is dumped on farms and gardens.
According to its own guidelines , EDF does accept direct funding from corporations that are engaged "in any significant activities that are in direct conflict with EDF’s environmental protection objectives or activities." This is misleading, since EDF does aggressively seek funding from employees, board members and investors in such corporations, including its formal corporate partners such as Carlyle Group. And EDF also considers on a case by case basis donations from foundations set up by such corporations.
It would seem that by partnering with Synagro EDF is in fact endorsing the practices of Synagro in dumping sludge on farms and gardens, and in misleading millions of people by selling its sewage sludge products as "compost" and "natural organic fertilizer."
Such partnerships are extremely lucrative for EDF since it aggressively fundraises among the individuals on the Boards of Directors, in management, and who are investors in its partners. Meanwhile, the corporate partner such as Carlyle Group can greenwash itself by pointing to its partnership with one of the world's best funded Big Green environmental groups.
In the 1970s and 1980s EDF and other major environmental groups including Natural Resources Defense Council worked closely with the sewage industry and endorsed moves by the Environmental Protection Agency to rename toxic sewage sludge as "biosolids" and dump the waste onto farmland. Until May, 2011, when EDF requested it be removed, the following quote appeared on a sludge industry website showing endorsement of this practice.
- "EDF and NRDC have been steadfast proponents of reusing biosolids of appropriate quality as the best biosolids management alternative. Biosolids can be a valuable natural resource."
- FRED KRUP, Executive Director - JOHN ADAMS Executive Director
- Environmental Defense Fund - Natural Resources Defense Fund"
EDF's Sean Crowley had the quote taken down, and he points out that there is no date or citation for the quote, which likely came from a consent decree among major environmental groups and the sewage sludge industry. While it is partnered with the world's largest sewage sludge company, Synagro of Carlyle Group, Crowley claims that EDF has no position what so ever on the practice of using agricultural farms and gardens as waste dumps for sewage sludge.
Sounds Yummy! Your produce grown in municiple sludge! Look at the size of that squash, Dude!
Getting back to the Catch and Trade issue, which was a non issue in Lube Job Janes confirmation hearing, but once confirmed, changed her tune and it has become her reason for living even though the investment scheme is killing New Englands fishing industry, just as it was time to reap the rewards of twenty odd years of rebuilding.
The enviro wolves in sheep clothing have hijacked our resource, awarded the largest portions to the connected few, and screwed the majority of little Mom and Pop outfits out of their traditional place of gathering our seafood for us, in favor of the corporate fleets that will fit very nicely with the aquaculture based fish production planned in Obamas Ocean Policy, that is another shit spreading operation. These penned fish must be fed, and the other end of food intake is waste discharge.
These people do not have the envronments best interest in mind. They have profit in mind, and the stealth use of that word environment, is the road to riches.
The 2002-2003 annual return submitted by EDF to the Internal Revenue Service discloses that Krupp was paid just over $329,000 that year with a further $37,000 in contributions to his employee benefit plan. Bet he's yanking in a $ million a year now.
Fred Krupp won't show because he knows tar and feathers await. Gutless.
This administration has a whole bunch of these people involved in this administration, and they must go.