Monday, April 23, 2012

Bushmills Ethanol receives $800,000 pollution penalty

Bushmills Ethanol Inc. of Atwater, Minn., was fined for illegally discharging salt-laden wastewater into a ditch and then lying about it, the state Pollution Control Agency said Friday.

"There are many companies that follow the rules to protect our air, water and land, and we applaud them," he said. "But when companies break the rules they not only harm our natural resources, they get an unfair competitive advantage and they must be held accountable."

Today reported in BioFuels Digest

Star Tribune story last Friday (Quotes above are borrowed from)


As a defendant in the patent litigation - that is $800k not available to meet its other possible (legal) obligations.  The second article quote above is scary relevant . . . indulge me:

"But when companies break the (infringement) rules they not only harm our  natural resources (economic system), they get an unfair competitive advantage and they must be held accountable."



ALEXANDRIA — The POET Biorefining ethanol plant at Alexandria has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $28,000 to settle alleged air-pollution violations.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management alleged that on three occasions in 2010 and 2011, the plant operated its fermentation and distillation processes without a pollution control device.
The agency says the violations were related to the section of POET's operating permit regulating the control of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants.
The civil penalty also covers POET's alleged failure to submit quarterly "deviation and compliance monitoring" reports in the third quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011.
POET agreed to pay $5,640 to the state's environmental management special fund. In lieu of paying the remaining civil penalty, the company agreed to make a cash payment of $22,560 to the Indiana Finance Authority to fund activities at a brownfield site in Alexandria.

Anonymous said...

It appears there's a confession on ihub. Boy does he sound mad

Anonymous said...



Monday, April 23, 2012 12:19:16 PM

Re: totaltruth post# 27639


Post # of 27645

You are absolutely right. You caught me. How astute! Since every one of my posts does not praise the prospects of GERS without any question, you have found out that I am on the ICM payroll, dumping on GERS. The board must now acknowledge that they are at the feet of a seer when you post. One thing that you must give me credit for; I am doing an outstanding job at keeping the PPS down -- grant me that at least.

Anonymous said...

the truth shall set you free

totaltruth said...

I would like to invite everyone to take a 5 question investors opinion survey on ihub. The link to the survey is on the message board. Your opinions are valued thank you all!

Anonymous said...

hers another one .... using chemicals to make ... corn oil:

Iowa: Residents sue corn plant over pollution

Anonymous said...

hollly hit!

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 24 (UPI) -- Nuts, and vitamin E in soybean, canola and corn oils, help prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers, U.S. researchers said.

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