Marquis Energy Fined for Violating Pollution Regulations
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/11/2014
A Necedah ethanol plant has been fined $125,000 in forfeitures, court costs and surcharges for violations of Wisconsin's air pollution control laws. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced his office has obtained a judgement against Marquis Energy-Wisconsin, LLC.
According to the complaint, Marquis failed to obtain air pollutant source construction permits when it purchased the facility in July 2010. It was also charged by the state's natural resources department for exceeding the maximum production limit of emissions in its permit for six months.
The DOJ says Marquis cooperated with the DNR and the state's justice department and has brought the facility into compliance.
The settlement was approved by Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Curran.