Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Washakie Renewable Energy LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Washakie Renewable Energy
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 19, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice filed a stipulation of settlement resolving civil claims against Washakie Renewable Energy LLC (Washakie) for violations of the Renewable Fuel Program under the Clean Air Act. The stipulation of settlement was filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. A complaint stating the government's claims was filed at the same time, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million renewable identification numbers (RINs) based upon its production of biodiesel at its Plymouth, Utah, facility. During that time period, however, Washakie did not produce any biodiesel - at the Plymouth facility or anywhere else. The biodiesel associated with the 7.2 million RINs would have accounted for a reduction of emissions equivalent to more than 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. The stipulation of settlement required Washakie to pay a civil penalty of $3 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Utah
Facility City: 
Plymouth
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Utah
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
power generation
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Parent company note: 
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