Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Western Energy Company
Current Parent Company: 
Westmoreland Coal
Penalty: 
$12,239,538
Year: 
2009
Date: 
July 21, 2009
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Western Energy Company, operator of the Rosebud Mine on federal coal leases outside of Billings, Montana paid the United States more than $12 million in mineral royalties and accrued interest as the result of a settlement agreement announced by the Justice Department and Department of the Interior.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Interior Department referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
coal mining
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Parent company note: 
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