The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) filed suit against the Pacific Coast Energy Co. (PCEC) over violations of the Clean Water Act....
Businesses can be penalized for increasing prices in the wake of a disaster
A Best Buy spokesman apologized for the incident and explained it as an error. “This was a big mistake on the park of a few employees at one store on Friday,” said Jeffrey Shelman of Best Buy.
Other businesses were reported selling bottled water for $8.50 per bottle or cases for $99. State law prohibits these price increases during crises, and the businesses face steep penalties of up to $250,000.