Big Fine Day

A new report endorses the use of fines to punish gas stations and oil companies who have polluted public drinking water sources.
July 19, 2000, 12pm PDT | Laura Kraft
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The Environmental Working Group, a Washington D.C. based pollution watchdog agency, has issued a report finding California officials to be too lax in the regulation and punishment of gas stations and oil companies responsible for leaking the gasoline additive MTBE into drinking water supplies. The report found that many of the service stations cited five years ago had yet to make moves toward cleanup. The environmental group suggests that stiffer fines and possible criminal penalties should be imposed on owners of tanks polluting public drinking sources.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

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Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
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