Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Consol Energy Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Consol Energy
Penalty: 
$205,500,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
March 14, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of West Virginia announced that Consol Energy Inc., the largest producer of coal from underground mines in the United States, has agreed to pay a $5.5 million civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations at six of its mines in West Virginia. In addition to the penalty, Consol will spend an estimated $200 million in pollution controls that will reduce discharges of harmful mining wastewater into Appalachian streams and rivers.

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