OriginOil Commissions Third Party Studies to Validate its Electro Water Separation Technology

OriginOil Commissions Third Party Studies to Validate its Electro Water Separation Technology for Aquaculture and Frack Water Applications

OriginOil commissions top water treatment engineering firms, MWH Global and Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) to review and generate a certification plan for its most recent applications

Third Party Validation: The Heart of Sound Regulatory Programs

Third Party Validation

 The validation of events and transactions by a recognized third-party is of increasing significance in federal regulatory policy development. CRE has had been asked to perform such a role in numerous regulatory proceedings, see for example activities underway in the Hospital Consolidation IPD to the right of this post which will contain a major report planned for release by CRE  in September 2013.

In the regulatory world the credibility of the third-party validator is of extreme importance as CRE has stated:

The consideration and ultimate acceptance of the material on an IPD by federal regulators and their regulatory overseers depends in large part on the recognized regulatory expertise and federal credentials of the managers of the organization which hosts the IPD.”

Third-Party Validation: An Effective Way to Stab a Rumor

 Editors Note:  The following is drawn from KochFacts.com. Reliance on a recognized third-party is usually an effective way to get the truth out.


UPDATE Confronting False Allegations about the George Zimmerman Case

Statement from July 17, 2013

Contrary to rumors that are circulating, Koch companies, Koch affiliates, and the Koch family have no connection to or involvement whatsoever, either direct or indirect, with George Zimmerman. We did not and are not paying his legal fees. This is another completely false and baseless rumor. In addition to this statement, we published the statement below on April 19, 2012. Snopes.com has also stated that the rumor alleging we paid his legal fees is false.

Why does telling your side of a story get branded as retaliation?

CRE has been a long time advocate of using Interactive Public Dockets (IPD’s) to vent regulatory and public policy issues.  To date IPD’s have been used primarily by watchdog groups such as CRE and  the media.

Koch Facts  is, if not the first then one of the first, users of an IPD by a corporate entity. For this reason CRE will be reporting on events surrounding its implementation and acceptance.  In doing so CRE will periodically report on whether the respective posts on an IPD, or about an IPD, are compliant with the Data Quality Act (DQA).

Columbia School of Journalism on Koch Use of Websites

Editor’s Note: We appreciate our informed and balanced readership efforts to keep us informed of the events as they unfold with regard to items addressed on our IPD’s.  The following piece was just released  by one of the nation’s most celebrated schools of  journalism:

Really, the only charge that counts is being caught in an embarrassing fact error. That’s the only thing journalists really fear, not being called names, but making an error that undermines the premise of the story. What really discredits a story is getting it wrong. Facts are, after all, stubborn things.”