Corporate Good Character Law

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.

Corporate Good Character Law – Indiana

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:

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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks' impact on life at the local level. Lisa also writes for and produces ILSR's Broadband Bits podcast.

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