Who is enforcing Clean Water Act laws in the Gulf of Mexico? An oil company can allow it's well to leak for 7 years!?
A small fishing vessel sunk and oil and diesel leaked into the water. The owner boomed the boat and was trying to get the boat pumped out and floating again. The owner ran to town to rent an additional pump. Even thugh it had been less then 24 hours since the boat sank (he was told he had 72 hours to stop the leak or EPA Emergency Response takes over), upon returning he found an Emegency Oil Spill Response company had arrived, used a crain to lift his boat out of the water and did thousands in damage to the rigging in the process. He was fined $75,000 and billed for thousands more for services from the Emergency Oil Spill Response company sending the small fishing vessel owner into backruptcy. 24 hours and EPA takes over? 7 years and ???? Equity in law enforcement????
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