RI Ups Fines For Industrial Pollution

Law360, New York (July 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rhode Island on Thursday increased the maximum fine against industrial polluters from $1,000 per violation to $25,000 per violation per day, the same day a joint motion was filed to dismiss a suit alleging that a utility company's manufactured gas waste contaminated dozens of properties in the town of Tiverton, R.I.

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri on Thursday ceremonially signed the legislation, H5061 Sub A and S0050, at the Tiverton Town Hall. He officially signed it into law on June 30, creating a penalty provision for noncompliance...
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