MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Attorneys for Mobile Gas have requested a gag order in relation to the mercaptan spill in Eight Mile.
The order would prevent attorneys representing folks living in the area from speaking to the media.
For more than a year, Local 15 News has been following the case as residents beg the company to do something about the persistent rotten egg odor. The smell stems from a butyl mercaptan spill in the area.
"I would say it's extremely abnormal and it's a show of desperation on Mobile Gas' part." said attorney Rick Courtney.
Mobile Gas declined to comment on the gag order request.
A judge will take up the request Friday morning.