Take the PVP Poll: Is Northrup's door really always open?
Yesterday, this publication asked for a statement from Natural Resources in reaction to shale gas company SWN's claim of physical assaults on some staff. We heard from all others we contacted, but DNR refused to answer our inquiries via e-mail and telephone. We simply wanted to know when the Minister knew about the physical assaults. But, the department's communications advisors, Ann Bullmonteith and Steve Benteau, didn't deign to professionally acknowledge us. A "No comment at this time" would've sufficed. But stone silence prevailed. Since the Minister claims his door is always open, we wonder if that's true or just lip service. You decide. Take the poll at the right.