EPA and General Electric update Hudso...

EPA and General Electric update Hudson dredging agreement

There are 1 comment on the Empire State News story from Jan 27, 2009, titled EPA and General Electric update Hudson dredging agreement. In it, Empire State News reports that:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday announced that the federal government has reached an agreement with the General Electric Company to modify a November 2, 2006 consent decree requiring the company ...

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Janelle Shudde

Bokoshe, OK

#1 Jan 28, 2009
I have 2 comments:

I note that the original ruling by the EPA required General Electric to pay for dredging of 40 miles of the river, cost $700 million, or at least some part of that.
I note that just as the courts have upheld the legitimacy of GE being required to pay for the dredging, EPA had agreed to have GE pay only for the $7-8 million for a water pipeline.
This has the smell of a deal.

I note that this story, the Empire State News coverage only mentioned the new agreement figures of $7-8 million. There was no mention of how much the obligation General Electric was reduced or about the recent court decision.
I consider this poor quality or biased reporting.

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