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Venable partner Doug Green was quoted in a December 6 article in The Washington Post Ombudsman section. The article discussed reader responses to an article about stimulus money that the Obama administration distributed to some of the nation's biggest polluters to use for projects that are exempt from environment oversight. It was written by journalists who work for the Center for Public Integrity, an organization that some feel is not a neutral party.

Green, who was noted as being an attorney who represents the electric utility industry on environmental matters, said the story "creates the perception that the work is The Post's - and with it the perception, at least among regulators and industry representatives, that The Post endorses the center's views. That perception clearly compromises The Post's reputation for unbiased and objective reporting."