Attorney General accuses BP and Arco of environmental violations Around Town, posted by , a resident of , on Feb 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm
California Attorney General Kamala Harris and district attorneys from seven counties across the state filed suit Monday alleging that BP and Arco have engaged in environmental violations at more than 780 gas stations in the state.
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Posted by Anne, a resident of San Ramon, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm
Our gas prices and taxes go up when the fuel leaks into the soil and groundwater and then needs to be cleaned up. Cleanups cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These gas station owners know better. These laws have been in effect for many years.
Posted by Dave, a resident of San Ramon, on Feb 7, 2013 at 7:05 am
Anne, you are missing my point. A building inspector for either a city or county was apointed to 'sign off' all phases of construction. They do this to 'protect' the public. Why is the inspector not being held accoutable???
The same thing has happened in residential construction, cities and counties are sending out unqualified inspectors and the consumer ends up paying for the mistakes of the contractor, because the inpsectors, assigned to protect the public, have let us down.