Big business, yes; safe environoment, who cares
March 07, 2005
An unconscionable travesty of all morality and values HB130, the Dirty Secrets Bill, is being rammed through the Missouri Legislature by controlling Republicans.

This bill:

Under the effective EPA policy of offering leniency and reduced fines with self-audits, there is no guarantee of privilege from disclosure or immunity from prosecution. One bad actor can quickly pollute a large area, yet it takes citizens years and money to redress that harm. Large companies have millions to spend on defending themselves from harmed citizens. Polluters need no more weapons in their arsenal.

This bill is like allowing a murderer to escape prosecution just because he confessed. It goes too far!

Commentary by

Evelyn Ayres

Sikeston, MO

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