A Corporate Good Character Law allows the state to take certain factors into account when deciding whether or not to allow a company a permit. If the company has consistently violated environmental rules in the past, this law would allow the state to deny future permits.
The State of Indiana has a good example of a corporate "Good Character Law" when it comes to environmental protection.
Accordingto Indiana's law, a company seeking a solid waste or hazardous waste permits from the IN Dept. of Environmental Management can be denied ona number of grounds. A company seeking a permit must submit a disclosure statement indicating any past wrongdoing. Denial of the permit can result if the IDEW Commissioner finds that:… Read More