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Thur 1:40 pm: Ohio revokes D&L, Hardrock permits

February 7, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources served orders to D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating permanently revoking operating permits for both companies, the agency announced today....

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zipcityboy

Feb-07-13 1:57 PM

what's the penalty for environmental terrorism?

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Triumph

Feb-07-13 2:26 PM

Now it isn't the WORKERS fault!!! The worker was TOLD to dump it in the storm drain by the boss. and you know workers gotta do as they're told.

But honestly, if the worker had not followed the order and done as he was instructed to do, Ben Lupo would not have been caught and he would have continued on as usual disobeying laws and receiving small penalties and slaps on the wrist. At least now he has been busted and SHUT DOWN! Now for some prison time....

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Zenieth

Feb-07-13 2:37 PM

Good start !!! Now, he needs to be reprimanded for his inconsiderate, foolish behavior. Please don't let this POS buy his way out of what he is so much deserving of: JAIL TIME

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AmericanPatriot

Feb-07-13 7:21 PM

The state just stuck it in and broke it off in Ol'D&L. Make an example out of him and his company so nobody else gets these bright ideas. Dont let one bad company ruine it for all the good companies out there.

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WarrenProud

Feb-07-13 8:00 PM

Put "the man" in prison. What a scumbag he is.

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ArticWoof

Feb-08-13 6:34 AM

I do not agree 100% Triumph. Yes, the workers did what they were told, BUT, they KNEW it was illegal. They should have refused. If enough employees reported they were being asked to do this, maybe it could have been prevented and still had evidence against the owner of intent to do it.

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Triumph

Feb-08-13 7:53 AM

ArcticWoof, I see you have trouble recognizing sarcasm. It's ok. Let me explain... Of course the workers could have refused to illegally dump the chemicals. I certainly would have. But I do think that if they had refused and not dumped them, Ben Lupo would not have been caught and would have continued to dump illegally. At least someone (my guess is one of these workers) had been turning him in for it. I do blame ODNR for not following up on previous complaints. Just because they didn't "see him do it" doesn't mean this should not have been followed up. They could have taken samples to test.

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Enigma

Feb-08-13 8:22 AM

We need to demand a "Nanny State" since they can't be trusted.

Same with the land fill that wasn't lined properly.

These businesses would steal from their own grandma yet conservatives want them to be free to do as they please.

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Triumph

Feb-08-13 8:54 AM

We don't need a nanny state. We need the penalties for the laws that are already in place to be followed. We also need them to be stiffer. A little fine for polluting all of us won't even phase these jackholes.

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FamilyGuy

Feb-08-13 11:59 AM

We need swift and sure responses to these amoral law breakers.

We can't allow these scoff laws to generate excuses for needlessly curtailing our potential oil industry.

Do the job right or do it elsewhere but don't ruin it for the good operators who want to develop our valley.

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FamilyGuy

Feb-08-13 12:04 PM

"Now it isn't the WORKERS fault!!! The worker was TOLD to dump it in the storm drain by the boss. and you know workers gotta do as they're told."

BULL CRAP!

That worker knew he was doing wrong.

He made a decision that his personal paycheck was more important than our laws and our environment.

He knew right from wrong and he made the wrong decision.

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