Ask Gov. LePage for Comm. Aho's resignation

There is no excuse for Commissioner Patty Aho and for Regulatory Advisor Ann Robinson to use their government positions to further the interest of private clients, represented by the law firms at which both have had or continue to have ties, instead of serving the people, small businesses and the environment of Maine. 

Our environmental laws and regulations are in place to preserve and protect the resources on which the people of Maine survive and rely. Nothing so far indicates that Ms. Aho has carried out a fair and even handed application of the process of law. 

It's up to activists like you to stop this misuse of power. Send a message to Governor LePage and urge him to terminate the services of Commissioner Aho and Regulatory Advisor Ann Robinson! 

You can also call Gov. LePage's office at (207) 287-3531.  Tell the staffer who answers the phone that you'd like to leave a message and give them your information (like what city you're from).


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We ask for the resignation of Commissioner Patty Aho and the termination of Advisor Ann Robinson

Dear [Decision Maker],

We formally request you to ask for the resignation of Commissioner Patty Aho, of the Department of Environmental Protection, and to terminate the services of Ann Robinson as your Regulatory Affairs Advisor.

As the in-depth investigative accounts in this week's Portland Press Herald document, Ms. Aho has demonstrated a serious conflict of interest and has repeatedly failed to carry out her responsibilities to serve the public. Ms. Aho has served the private interests of her former law firm Pierce Atwood and its current clients; has not fully enforced Maine laws and DEP rules; has reduced access to public information; and has intimidated DEP staff to go along with an agenda which favors a few private entities above the interests of the people, small businesses and the environment of Maine. Ms. Robinson's actions to encourage changes in the law that favor the corporate clients of her law firm Preti Flaherty, erode public confidence in the integrity of the government in Augusta.



Both Ms. Aho and Ms. Robinson are using their government positions to further the interests of private clients, represented by the law firms at which both have had or continue to have ties. This is a direct conflict of interest that cannot be tolerated. Taxpayers should not pay for the services of individuals doing the bidding of private entities and we therefore formally call for Ms. Aho's resignation and for the termination of Ms. Robinson's involvement in your administration.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]