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Front yard garden may earn Michigan woman jail time

Front yard garden may earn Michigan woman jail time


Off the top of my head, I can only think of one way that growing plants will get you arrested… but Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan, doesn’t have any illegal substances growing in her front yard. The raised beds and vegetable plants she does have, however, have earned her a misdemeanor citation from the city… and a potential punishment of 93 days in jail!

CITGO Fined $13M for Polluting Louisiana Rivers

CITGO Fined $13M for Polluting Louisiana Rivers

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, September 18, 2008 (ENS) – CITGO, a Delaware corporation, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to pay a $13 million fine for the negligent discharge of pollutants into two rivers in Louisiana in violation of the Clean Water Act. Justice Department officials said the fine is the largest ever for a criminal…

Poisoning Migratory Birds Costs Colorado Man $60,000

Poisoning Migratory Birds Costs Colorado Man $60,000

DENVER, Colorado, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – The deliberate misapplication of agricultural insecticide led to over 2,200 migratory bird deaths on a single piece of property in Colorado last year. Today, the man responsible for illegally applying the insecticide to his property pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court in Denver. Lyle Ravenkamp of…