haha! Just kidding.
Devon DVN did foul the air at their natural gas processing plant in Bridgeport in Wise County, but they didn’t get much of a fine.
Total Assessed: $2,350
Total Deferred: $470
X Expedited Settlement
-Financial Inability to Pay
SEP Conditional Offset: $o
Total Paid to General Revenue; $.1,88o
Now THAT’s what I call
a deterrent an incentive to keep polluting.
The TCEQ sure is cracking down on these serial polluters.
UPDATE: The fine was actually for failure to submit a permit, not polluting. I do know that there have been many complaints about this facility recently so I assumed this was in response to one of the complaints.
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The WCEQ in action! WAJ. What hughe fines?
GMAB (give me a break).
Good joke. But the sad thing is that even when the fines really are huge as they are in some cases, these corporations have already done the math long ago and figured all that information resulting from risk analysis and probabilities of getting caught into algorithms that calculate cost vs. risk of occurrence. They actually take risks with workers' lives based on these calculations.
Sometimes they win and sometimes they lose as in the case of BP at Texas City Refinery and BP in the Gulf last year. But regardless, they NEVER pay any piper the full due. How do you calculate the value of a human life?
You can't just pollute. You have to keep your permit to pollute current.