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Environmentalists To Sue Five Polluters -- Courant.com

There are 25 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Environmentalists To Sue Five Polluters -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Citing a lack of enforcement by state regulators, an environmental group said Tuesday it intends to sue five companies for illegally releasing chemical toxins into four Connecticut rivers.

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Outraged

Newington, CT

#1 Sep 12, 2007
It is my sincere hope that these companies will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law....and then some! It amazes me that some people will just blantantly trash the enviroment for profit.
Doctor America

Mystic, CT

#3 Sep 12, 2007
If only DEP was not corrupted by Rell and her cronies,

suing companies would not be the citizen's job.

Good work HC and CFE!!
Chris

Greenwich, CT

#4 Sep 12, 2007
And where has CFE been for the last two decades that MDC has been allowing one BILLION gallons per year of untreated sewage to discharge to the Connecticut River?! I guess that CFE reps must use toilets like the rest of us, and they wouldn't be able to look at themselves in the mirror if they sued any of the municipal wastewater treatment plants that have significant non-compliance issues. And why is CFE not suing all of the so-called "toxic 7" that the HC identified? They are letting some of the companies that are in "significant non-compliance" off the hook, and going after some companies (Cytec?) that have had minor non-compliance issues. Sounds like a shakedown to me - they are just picking and choosing the deepest pockets, and they will continue to drive employers of hard-working Connecticut citizens out of the state.
Duh

Bridgeport, CT

#5 Sep 12, 2007
And the lawyers get richer.

Since: Feb 07

Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 12, 2007
jeff wrote:
Good deal perhaps they can drive more jobs out of Ct and ultimately the USA, way to go a**wipes
Exactly! Once these companies flee to Virginia, Carolinas, etc. Connectucut's smelly, and now unemployed, hippies will be free to live in their loser paradise of mud huts and gnaw on roots (non-endangered ones) for sustenance.
Jean L

Bristol, CT

#7 Sep 12, 2007
I have seen the benefits of clean water regulations as well as problems caused by lack of enforcement. I for one would rather live in a mud hut with clean air and water than living in a toxic land with the likes of Johnny Jazz. The Pequabuck river in Bristol used to have nothing living in it, however thanks to the regulations in place the river now supports trout and salmon. Kids can swim in the rivers without fear of getting sick. Johnny Jazz would rather go back and become like China is so that he can buy cheap crap at low prices.

Since: Feb 07

Hartford, CT

#8 Sep 12, 2007
Jean L wrote:
I have seen the benefits of clean water regulations as well as problems caused by lack of enforcement. I for one would rather live in a mud hut with clean air and water than living in a toxic land with the likes of Johnny Jazz. The Pequabuck river in Bristol used to have nothing living in it, however thanks to the regulations in place the river now supports trout and salmon. Kids can swim in the rivers without fear of getting sick. Johnny Jazz would rather go back and become like China is so that he can buy cheap crap at low prices.
I already CAN buy cheap crap from China at low prices, precisely because these frivolous lawsuits have raised the cost of manufacturing in America so expensive that our companies have found a place where there is NO regulation whatsoever.

Instead of American workers making safe products in a fairly well regulated state, now the junk that created unnecessary pollution during its manufacture.

Why do you hate the Earth? Why do you hate the Chinese? Why do you like making tort lawyers (evil incarnate) so rich?

Since: Feb 07

Hartford, CT

#9 Sep 12, 2007
...have raised...have MADE...
Enfield resident

Bristol, CT

#11 Sep 13, 2007
where will the suit money go will it go to clean up the rivers
Jimbo

Deep River, CT

#12 Sep 13, 2007
Enfield resident wrote:
where will the suit money go will it go to clean up the rivers
An excellent question. The Courant should immediately seek an answer to that question. And that answer should also contain the amount that the lawyers will receive, assuming the suits are successfull.
oversight in action

El Paso, TX

#13 Sep 13, 2007
The EPA needs to be restructured so that the Bush appointees are assessed as to their actual credibility and intent in relation to their ties with industry interests.
Karen O

Wallingford, CT

#14 Sep 13, 2007
jeff wrote:
Good deal perhaps they can drive more jobs out of Ct and ultimately the USA, way to go a**wipes
So what would be your solution? Someone needs to do something about the dumping and protect the environment since these companies won't do it on their own.
RICK Shaefer

New Canaan, CT

#15 Sep 13, 2007
thanks!
Bootboyrick

United States

#16 Sep 13, 2007
GOOD! I hope these places get their pants sued off of them. It makes me sick that people that live on this planet think they can do whatever they want with it. It does give me comfort to know that in the Bible it does say that GOD (Jehovah) will not let anyone distroy this planet totally. This earth will come back more beautiful after Revalations but it is still the responsibility of every human to leave this planet a little better off than when he first started using it but because of money, greed, power and corruption you'll always have corporate people who just don't care. Of course my answer is always the same. "Shoot them!" but that's me.
Jimbo

Hebron, CT

#17 Sep 13, 2007
oversight in action wrote:
The EPA needs to be restructured so that the Bush appointees are assessed as to their actual credibility and intent in relation to their ties with industry interests.
Hey, apparently in your hot desire to sacrifice accuracy in your response for politics and the opportunity (you thought) to dump on Bush, you overlooked the first sentence of the article. Here it is again for your information, "Citing a lack of enforcement by state regulators, an environmental group said Tuesday it intends to sue five companies for illegally releasing chemical toxins into four Connecticut rivers."

Did you see it...the "lack of enforcement by state regulators..." Now, how did you make the stretch from "state regulators" to this being a Bush created problem? Inquiring minds would like to know.
jim nassetta

New Haven, CT

#21 Sep 13, 2007
jeff wrote:
Good deal perhaps they can drive more jobs out of Ct and ultimately the USA, way to go a**wipes
dear jeff, keep up the good work in los angeles and let us deal with ct...moron...there is no corelation with doing the right thing and employing people. who's f'n job is worth destroying the last of the rivers in this state? these companies need to comply with standards already set. the money they save is not going in the employees pockets. it's going to the lawyers and fat boys like yourself without the brains they were supposedly born with. kiss me fool....
jim nassetta

New Haven, CT

#22 Sep 13, 2007
Johnny Jazz wrote:
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I already CAN buy cheap crap from China at low prices, precisely because these frivolous lawsuits have raised the cost of manufacturing in America so expensive that our companies have found a place where there is NO regulation whatsoever.
Instead of American workers making safe products in a fairly well regulated state, now the junk that created unnecessary pollution during its manufacture.
Why do you hate the Earth? Why do you hate the Chinese? Why do you like making tort lawyers (evil incarnate) so rich?
wanna know why i hate the f'n chinese???? if you have the agility to paste this link in your little jazzy browser, stomach this moron...XXYOUTUBE-2OVu4MhmGcwX X now play a kenny g record and go to sleep.
Erin

Arlington, VT

#23 Sep 13, 2007
I am not one for sueing or for lawyers but I do have 5 small children that play in the quinnipiac river all summer long. I don't know how i feel about them doing again next year.
Cool Hand Luke

Watertown, CT

#24 Sep 13, 2007
jim nassetta wrote:
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wanna know why i hate the f'n chinese???? if you have the agility to paste this link in your little jazzy browser, stomach this moron...http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=2OVu4MhmGcwXX now play a kenny g record and go to sleep.
That is one shocking video..I couldnt watch the entire thing. F*** those rotten savages.

Anyway I used to fish in the Ct river as a child and wouldnt dare do that today. The corporations have destroyed it....and I for one am proud of the environmentalists sueing...even if it lines the pockets of some lawyers...
Cool Hand Luke

Watertown, CT

#25 Sep 13, 2007
jim nassetta wrote:
<quoted text>
wanna know why i hate the f'n chinese???? if you have the agility to paste this link in your little jazzy browser, stomach this moron...http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=2OVu4MhmGcwXX now play a kenny g record and go to sleep.
That is one shocking video ... I couldnt watch the entire thing....

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