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Steveo763

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:33:20 PM

Double dipping with insurance and petrofund(state leaking underground storage tank cleanup fund) money.

Link to /business/214781041.html

[Edited by: Steveo763 at 7/27/2013 2:34:32 PM EST]
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StickySam
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 10:26:21 PM

Lets hang the management.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 10:01:33 AM

Good point.
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:34:36 PM

I'm not really serious, but I think they should have gone after damages, such as interest on the amount, or something more than having to pay back only the amount claimed with petrofund dollars.

I suppose I should have posted this in a discussion forum to see what people thought about it.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:21:07 PM

The companies apparently operated under the premise that they were were legally entitled to payments from the state fund regardless of any insurance recoveries. And, because their position was disputed and they were found to not have been entitled to the second payment, they paid a fine.

Didn't the companies agree to negotiations to end the case rather than have a drawn out court case?

I'm not saying that the companies weren't unethical (for lack of a better word) in getting both payments, which apparently was legal, in not fully disclosing that they were receiving insurance payments in addition to the Petrofund payment, but it seems like they were taking advantage of the law more than trying to get money that wasn't authorized or available for their use.

So, if you boycott Chevron, ExxonMobile and ConocoPhillips, what will that accomplish? They've already agreed to pay the fine; will you be willing to accept less competition in the retail market? Asked another way, what is it you want the companies to do in order for you to end your boycott? You've got to have something that they can do or something they can change in order for you to end your boycott? Or is your boycott to have them completely shut down in Minnesota (leaving less competition) or completely shut down their entire operations world-wide? Sorry, but I'm not sure what your goal is, if any, in having a boycott.
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:35:09 PM

Well this isn't working to post a link, visit startribune's website and search Petrofund. It will be the only article listed.
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:33:41 PM

/business/214781041.html
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