--e-mails beginning Dec. 10, 2007 through Feb. 11 2008 between Vermont state agency officials and the Champlain Water District and Brad Ferland of Ferland Marketing, the public relations person for the CWD,
in chronological order -- click on each link to read the .pdf file -- each file is about 10 pages, with lots of duplications
Jan. 10, 2008 From DEC Commissioner Laura Pelosi to ANR Secretary George Crombie:
"Commissioner Moffat and I are trying to work a meeting with Jim Fay and make some efforts to get ahead on the chloramines issue which is going to quickly come down on us."
Jan. 18, 2008 From Nancy Erickson, Communication Director VT Dept. of Health to Sabina Haskell, Communication Director VT ANR, cc: JoEllen Warner and BFerland:
"JoEllen Warner is the Health Department's public policy director and Brian [sic] Ferland, Ferland Marketing is working with the Champlain Water District on the use of chloramine and disinfection by-products. We all met earlier this week with Commissioner Moffatt and Commissioner Pelosi and decided that you, JoEllen, Brian [sic] and I should work together immediately to come up with a more strategic communication plan/messages and methods to better inform legislators and the public about the complexities of this issue."
January 22, 2008 From Sabina Haskell to DEC Dept. Commissioner Justin Johnson and DEC Commissioner Laura Pelosi in response to an e-mail from Annette Smith of VCE:
"Ugh. We should talk. Need some direction and questions answered."
January 22, 2008 From Brad Ferland to Sabina Haskell, Nancy Erickson, JoEllen Warner:
"Sabina, Thanks for setting this up. It was good to see you again. What a small State it is. Thanks, Brad."
January 25, 2008 From Sabina Haskell to Nancy Warner, JoEllen Warner, Brad Ferland, cc: Laura Pelosi, George Crombie, Brendan Cosgrove; Subject "Chloramine update/CONFIDENTIAL:"
"In the meantime, Laura Pelosi, DEC Commissioner, and I had a second conversation with Brad Ferland, in which we outlined our strategy in the next two weeks. It is as follows: 1. Brad will supply us with the talking points and "simplified" discussion paper that CWD is preparing for the legislative committee."
January 28, 2008 From DEC Water Supply Division Acting Chief Gary Schultz to Laura Pelosi, Eric Blatt
"Property value concern. This is absolutely true. Any day now, I expect that people will leave Chittenden County in droves and resettle in Kabul, Afghanistan where it's safe, the mortgage crisis hasn't hit yet and you're happy if you can just find water."
January 28, 2008 From Sabina Haskell to Laura Pelosi, Gary Schultz:
"I'm trying to organize the chloramine attack."
January 29, 2008 From Sabina Haskell to Laura Pelosi, Justin Johnson, Gary Schultz, Eric Blatt; Subject: Draft letter to Racine/CONFIDENTIAL
"I do think we need some dollars and cents in there to drive home our point, but I don't have the figures...maybe Gary or Eric do."
February 1, 2008 Handwritten notes from Teleconference, including ANR, VDH, and DEC:
"Brad Ferland to provide info."
February 7, 2008 From JoEllen Warner to Brad Ferland, Nancy Erickson, cc: Jim Fay, Sabina Haskell:
"If we don't discuss costs as well as risk, we won't shift the conversation. We are not going to win this on health science or 2-1-1 lines."
February 7, 2008 From Brad Ferland to Nancy Erickson, JoEllen Warner, Jim Fay, Sabina Haskell:
"The outreach the Health Department is conducting right now is wonderful and should prove to help bring this issue to closure."