Friday, October 7, 2011

DeKalb County sues over collapsed bridge


SYCAMORE – The county and Afton Township officials have filed a civil lawsuit against Enbridge Energy and Welded Construction, alleging that work the companies did on a pipeline in 2008 caused the Keslinger Road bridge to collapse.

Representatives from Welded Construction – which was contracted by Enbridge Energy to expand an oil pipeline in the area at the time – admitted it had trucks weighing between 150,000-155,000 pounds crossing the bridge without proper permits.

The lawsuit, filed Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, alleges that the defendants violated state statutes by transporting numerous "super loads of equipment and materials across the bridge far in excess of its known capacity" without obtaining overweight permits or permission from the township road commissioner, according to a news release from DeKalb County State's Attorney Clay Campbell.

"The company that destroyed this bridge is refusing to take responsibility," Campbell said. "

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Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales

By Asjylyn Loder and David Evans - Oct 3, 2011 12:28 PM CTMon Oct 03 17:28:56 GMT 2011

Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Good summary of all the”bad things” the Koch Brothers are accused, convicted and currently fighting.  One can readily see why if one has attempted to circumvented the law it might be easy to want to abolish government regulation.  Read the article and think twice about “Tea Party ideas” do those idea belong to the American public or are they the personal property of the Koch Brothers.

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