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  •  It would be hard to find since plaintiff sign (2+ / 0-)
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    non-disclosure agreements w/companies. I don't think they would show up on legal searches.

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

    by the fan man on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:40:51 PM PDT

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    •  true, fan man, (1+ / 0-)
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      but i'd also expect to find some environmental agency inspections, reports and fines.

      Please let me know if you hear of any.

      “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

      by 6412093 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:46:07 PM PDT

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      •  Would private agreements preclude govt (0+ / 0-)

        fines or other action? It appears people affected reach out to govt (not often successfully) and pursue private litigation.

        Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

        by the fan man on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 04:00:04 PM PDT

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        •  In theory, fan man (2+ / 0-)
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          agencies are obligated to prosecute environmental violations even if no one complains.

          But if a complaining citrizen settles with a polluter and stops complaining, some agencies will let their investigation die on the vine.

          But again, in theory, there would still be a case file and the initial documentation in the agency's possession for nosy people like me to find.

          “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

          by 6412093 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:10:53 PM PDT

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