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General Motors Takeover

The CSE lawsuit against the United States Department of the Treasury over records related to General Motors has settled. After a year of negotiation, Treasury released records to CSE under the Freedom of Information Act disclosing serious environmental concerns over operations of General Motors facilities, which are now partially owned by the federal government. Records show that General Motors facilities have significant environmental remediation liabilities totaling over $536 million, and a host of outstanding allegations of non-compliance with environmental laws over hazardous materials and pollution of air and water. And because there are now federal actions involved with day to day management of GE now involves federal decision making, CSE believes that Treasury must comply with federal environmental laws and help transform GE into a cleaner, more environmentally sustainable company.

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