The result was a consent order from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, which means Norman has to fix the deficiencies or face fines of as much as ,000 per day.Continue Reading Eastern Red Cedar trees are bad for Oklahoma.City utilities director Ken Komiske said he was proud that the community stepped forward to approve the increase which amounts to an estimated .74 per month for an average household. 1 and will partially fund million in improvements to the wastewater treatment plant in south Norman.
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OAKES, Circuit Judge: This appeal is by a secured creditor, James Talcott, Inc. § 501 et seq., involving a parent corporation, Continental Vending Machine Corp. While that question was not directly before the court, it was obvious that unsecured, as well as secured creditors, could so rely.4. It can be described as a right, not existing at law, to have specific property applied in whole or in part to the payment of a particular debt and is based on general considerations of right and justice as applied to the relationship of the parties in the instant dispute.
(Talcott), in a Chapter X bankruptcy proceeding, 11 U. (Continental), and its subsidiary, Continental Apco, Inc. Talcott objects to an approved amended plan of reorganization for the two corporations because, while the plan calls for consolidation of the proceedings and treats the properties of the two debtors on the basis of a merger or consolidation of the two corporate entities, it provides that no secured creditor's claim shall be elevated or improved as a result of the consolidation. § 621, to disregard corporate lines and to consolidate or pool assets and liabilities for purposes of dealing with unsecured claims but not to do so for purposes of dealing with secured claims.
Even if a corporation sells a polluted facility before the pollution is discovered, they will still be liable as a “past owner” or “operator.” Courts often note that CERCLA should be construed liberally in view of its remedial purpose to achieve its twin goals: “(1) enabling the EPA to respond efficiently and expeditiously to toxic spills, and (2) holding those parties responsible for the releases liable for the costs of the cleanup.” Under these standards, both defense contractors and the government (which specifically waived sovereign immunity related to CERCLA claims) may be liable for some of the cleanup costs.
But the extent of liability for each party is determined by comparing the role that each played in causing the pollution.