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When I said I was pleased that the City was not fined, I was not exonerating the former City Managers, the former City Councils, or the former and present Public Utilities Director. If they could have been fined personally, I would have cheered but that was not going to happen! Had the City been fined, YOU and every taxpayer on the island would have had to pick up the tab. Most taxpayers had nothing to do with these violations of the Clean Air Act. Many supported CARES in its effort to have the mess cleaned up promptly and properly. The EPA alleged six violations of the Clean Air Act, all of which are true. But the citizens did not commit these violations ... QE did and so they must pay. No purpose is served by fining the City. I only wish the EPA had fined QE far more because they admitted to these violations in sworn testimony taken by deposition in 2006. What ever happened to the transcripts of those depositions?
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