Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Flanigan's first bill attacks RES odor problem

Newly-elected 127th District State Representative Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, pre-filed his first bill today, and it is one that should please his constituents.

The full text of HB 127 has not been posted on the internet yet, but the bill's description leaves no doubt about its target:

Modifies penalties for multiple violations of air or water pollution laws by recycling companies that convert animal parts into petroleum

I have a feeling when we see the full text, Flanigan is not going to be suggesting any leniency for Renewable Environmental Services. The city of Carthage has been beset with foul odors ever since the company began converting animal plants into petroleum.

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