This chapter examines how discourses of individual responsibility and residential choice provided an opportunity for experts to position themselves as informers of responsible choices. Focusing on the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's campaign against Orion Refining, it considers local residents' stories about how they came to live in New Sarpy and how petrochemical industry experts met residents' stories and their implied critiques with their own stories which place the enterprising individual at the center. It also explores the connection between moral authority and responsible choice within the context of neoliberalism and how petrochemical industry scientists and engineers used their enterprising stories to maintain their own expert authority over contested issues of environmental health.
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