28 Nov '11, 1pm

Ethanol company Corn Plus fined $760,000 for lying to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Corn Plus, a farmer-owned Cooperative that operates an ethanol production facility located in Winnebago, Minnesota, was recently charged with one count of making false statements to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. The charges allege that employees of Corn Plus submitted false reports and documents to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding required monitoring activities and equipment readings for certain pollution control devices. Corn Plus takes both its legal and its ethical obligation to protect the environment very seriously and has fully cooperated with the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency throughout their investigations into this matter. Immediately upon learning of the alleged record-keeping issues, Corn Plus undertook an internal ...

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