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A Holiday Gift To The People, From The People

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How small shrimpers in Texas beat a giant polluting corporation just in time for the holidays.

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It's good to have a happy-ending story for the holidays -- one that's not sugar-plum sappy, but genuinely uplifting.

It "feels like justice," said fourth-generation Texas shrimper Diane Wilson in early December, when a federal district judge okayed a $50 million settlement against Formosa Plastics Corporation.

Judge Kenneth Hoyt, a Ronald Reagan appointee, had previously ruled that the huge Taiwan conglomerate's violations of America's Clean Water Act were "extensive, historical, and repetitive."

 

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