It's not my responsibility/fault Quotes

Obviously, I don't want to speculate, but either something went wrong from a natural/unnatural manner that was not foreseeable by us or human beings or somebody made a mistake or something.

Don Blankenship, Massey CEO. West Virginia Gazette.

Violations are unfortunately a normal part of the mining process.

Massey CEO Don Blankenship, The West Virginia MetroNews.

[Women] need the education and training, particularly since more and more women are heads of their households, as much or more than anybody else...And it's hard for them to leave their families when they don't have somebody to take care of them....It's a vicious cycle that's affecting women, particularly in a part of the country like this, where mining is the mainstay; traditionally, women have not gone into that line of work, to say the least.

John McCain on the campaign trail.
321505/28/2008 | Full Details | Law(s): Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

We firmly believe behavior modification and training are the keys to ensure miners know and want to do their work in a safe manner.

Bill K. Caylor, president of the Kentucky Coal Association. Op-ed, Louisville Courier-Journal.

We are disappointed that they have chosen to continue to insist there is peril in fruits and vegetables. The risks are remote and hypothetical.

John McClung, vice president for issues of United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association. The New York Times.

[Our products are] are safe when used as instructed….Generally, the people who are using our products . . . are really the expert in what the appropriate method is to handle these hypodermic needles and patients and that sort of thing.

Ronald Jasper spokesperson for Becton Dickinson needle company.

We're funding a program that has a lot of merit. But if it's so important, then everyone should be taxed, not just us.

Wayne Dyer, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
01/20/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Arkansas Soda Tax

If someone can explain to me the rhyme or reason for saddling soft drinks with the cost of building prisons and tapping the phones of imprisoned drug offenders, I would like to hear it.

Barksdale Collins, president of Pacific Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Bellevue. The Business Wire.
05/05/1989 | Full Details | Law(s): Washington Soda Tax

We just don't have the technology to comply [with Clean Air Act regulations]….[not even with] technology on the horizon.

Ford Motor Company, Testimony, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. May 1989.
350205/01/1989 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

The present state of knowledge on the causes and effects of acid rain is, at best, ambiguous… There is time for science to guide the public policy debate.

National Association of Manufacturers. 1987.
350001/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990