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Old 2017-12-13, 3:55pm
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Default Bullseye problems?

Does anyone know anything about this?

"Bullseye v Brown
December 12, 2017
For more information, contact:
Jim Jones, Bullseye Glass Company,
Allan M. Garten, GRM Law Group


[Portland, OR] Bullseye Glass Company, a locally owned art glass manufacturer with deep roots in Southeast Portland and a 40 year history of leadership in the arts community, filed a lawsuit today in federal court to expose the state’s irrational and discriminatory conduct, obtain damages for unconstitutional actions which caused irreparable harm to Bullseye’s business operations and reputation, and to overturn an unlawful, retroactive application of a federal regulation. The lawsuit seeks $30 million in damages and names Governor Kate Brown, the heads of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority and the Multnomah County Health Department for numerous acts of deception and failure to effectively protect the public health and environmental safety.
“Bullseye has always welcomed clear, tough state environmental protection regulation that is fair and evenly applied to all businesses in a non-discriminatory manner,” stated Bullseye Vice President Jim Jones. “The record is clear: we have a consistent history of full compliance with our DEQ air permit. But when the government over-reaches—as in this case—to use tactics that cynically deceive and alarm the public and deliberately conducts itself in an arbitrary, irrational manner, even the most compliance-oriented company has to stand up and say: Enough is enough.” Jones adds that the lawsuit is intended to use the facts to expose the government’s deliberate and reckless assault on Bullseye—resulting in the sabotage of the company’s compliance efforts and inflicting significant damage to its business operations and reputation.

Bullseye alleges in the complaint that the State, acting in concert with the regulatory agencies, covered up and concealed its failure to regulate emissions. By taking the following actions, the State singled out Bullseye in an effort to divert attention from its failure to protect the citizens of the State:

Systematically misrepresenting the results of a moss study and an air monitoring test, both of which were flawed in design and implementation
Leaking incomplete and misleading information to the press, which triggered a public panic
Concealing from the public and Bullseye favorable soil test results
Using Bullseye as a scapegoat to conceal from the public DEQ’s failure to establish any program to identify and control toxic emissions from small- and medium-sized businesses
Distributing false and misleading maps to paint Bullseye as the center of industrial pollution in Portland
Needlessly stoking public fear by distributing a false warning about contaminated vegetables
Needlessly stoking public fear by distributing a false warning about lead readings
Unlawfully asserting federal regulatory control over Bullseye after nearly a decade of telling Bullseye that the regulation did not apply
Making false representations about federal air standards to invoke extraordinary powers to threaten to shut down Bullseye by taking unprecedented action to issue a “cease and desist order” in order to coerce Bullseye
Selectively and irrationally creating rules applicable to Bullseye that are more restrictive than the rules applicable to major polluters
The lawsuit describes a course of government conduct unprecedented in Oregon. No business has ever been subjected to this sort of arbitrary, capricious and irrational government action, particularly where the company was in full compliance with its DEQ air permit."
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Old 2017-12-13, 4:49pm
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This is really old news. They have already added additional filtering on their factory ventilation to comply.
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Old 2017-12-13, 5:24pm
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Actually this is new news .. they are suing the governor for unfairly requiring them to install all those scrubbers and filters.
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Old 2017-12-13, 10:04pm
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And the government used untested and perhaps unscientific methods to test for the presence of contaminants to point the finger at them for pollution that may have come from a number of other manufacturers in the area over many decades before Bullseye started.

Seems this governor was running for office at the time all this went down and it may have been a way to make a name for herself in the press due to the approaching election.

Now a bunch of property owners in the area are suing Bullseye for loss of land values.
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Old 2017-12-14, 5:20am
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This is new GOOD news. There is hope for bullseye in the future- at least, that's what I'm thinking.

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and the present is a gift.
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Old 2017-12-14, 9:01am
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Yes I am hoping so too!
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Old 2017-12-14, 9:51am
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They deserve to win. That was an appalling mess.
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