Trying to make sense of the dollar amounts

      Environmentally Challenged: By Brian Troutman

      If you haven't read my previous blog, this quick update won't make a whole lot of sense. If you would like to read my previous blog, click the link on the right side of this page...

      I have been doing a little digging, with the help of the EPA, on specifics of violations against various companies in the Lowcountry. Many have been fined, most fines in terms of thousands.

      I am currently working to get specifics on the types of violations. In my opinion, if a violation is only a few thousand, it is possible it could be something as simple as performing a certain task without the proper permit.

      Once I have some more solid information, I will be sure to share.

      * Environmentally Challenged is the blog of ABC News 4 New Media Manager Brian Troutman. It is op-ed in nature and provides Troutman's thoughts on the environment, environmental issues and conservation. If you would like to reach Troutman, you can do so by email at