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NFC: Indiana fish kill: Governor calls for doubling fines

The Governor of Indiana has proposed doubling the current maximum fine of 
$25,000 per incident per day for polluters.  With little doubt, this is due 
to all the publicity of the recent White River fish kill which basically 
killed all fish in a 50 mile stretch of the river.

The opposition party immediately pointed out his administration has never 
fined anyone $25,000 yet.  

More laws that also won't be enforced will _not_ scare anyone in to being a 
responsible citizen.  Many businesses are just like teenagers:  no real 
monitoring, no real penalties, no compliance.

Charles E. Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
January 2000