When your neighbor throws a party that gets a little loud, a simple phone call to the police should quiet them down. The same applies to barking dogs and animal control. However, when it’s a multibillion-dollar company causing the disturbance, things aren’t quite so simple.
The neighbors of the BP Whiting refinery are learning this the hard way. There is a very distinct hum and vibration emanating from the plant causing some restless nights for some angry residents. Complaints were first called in to BP just before Christmas. Weeks later, citizens were expressing their frustrations at a community meeting hosted by the mayor.
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