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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Obtains Judgment Against United Ethanol, LLC, for Violations of Air Pollution Rules


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that his office has obtained judgment on a civil complaint filed against United Ethanol, LLC, a domestic limited liability company in Rock County.


The civil complaint, filed in Rock County Circuit Court on October 28, 2011, alleges fifteen violations of Wisconsin air pollution laws, specifically that United Ethanol exceeded the air emission limits of its permit and failed to install, operate and maintain air pollution control equipment.


The ethanol production company has agreed to pay $700,000 in combined forfeitures and penalties, and to hire a qualified independent environmental consultant with the expertise to conduct a full facility environmental compliance audit in compliance with Wisconsin law.


The order for judgment was signed by Judge James Welker on November 1, 2011. Assistant Attorney General Cynthia Hirsch prosecuted this matter


Copies of the Stipulation and Order for Judgment and the Judgment are available at the following links:


2011 file: