de·fi·ant adjective : full of or showing defiance : bold, impudent <defiant rebels> <a defiant refusal>
On Feb 4, 2013, Judge Robert Downes granted the state’s motion for a preliminary injunction, see CourtView case 4FA-13-01205CI.
Indeed, the Straughns’ attorney has said the state’s injunction prevents the Straughns from operating the outdoor wood boilers, and they have shut them down, most likely for the season. This is according to Kim Murphy, LA Times correspondent comment on Scorched Weekend: Woodriver Polluter Smokes it Up.
Then, why is their boiler still smoking Feb 5, 2013 at 11:33 am?
Further, do instrumented “sniffer” vehicle maps from the Borough pinpoint the boilers’ smoke? Click on the images to enlarge.
Another witness in the neighborhood reported to Clean Air Fairbanks “putrid” smoke from the Straughns’ boilers on Feb 6 and again today, Feb 12. The resident sent a complaint about the Straughns’ Feb 6 smoke that same day to Governor Sean Parnell, Commissioner Larry Hartig, Senator Click Bishop, and Representative Pete Higgins.
Did the court’s Feb 4 preliminary injunction prohibit operation of the boilers? Did the injunction take effect by Feb 5 or Feb 6, or as late as today, Feb 12? If so, Andrew and Gloria Straughn may be in contempt of court.
What could make these landlords defiantly disregard the health of their neighbors and a court order?
Is padding the bank account with a few more bucks really worth it?
Or is this an example of getting in the last licks?
Only the court documents will tell.