Skip to comments.5 ethanol plants cited for pollution
Posted on 10/12/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The push to produce more ethanol in Minnesota has come with a cost to the environment.
Five ethanol plants in Minnesota have paid nearly $3 million in the past year for violating air and water quality standards.
For example, Buffalo Lake Energy in Fairmont was fined for producing ethanol without a wastewater treatment system permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Another plant illegally discharged wastewater into a creek. Several have failed to regularly monitor emissions and discharges.
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They didn’t pay the $3 million dollar fine, WE DID — AT THE PUMP.
And of course they are pushing the percentage from 10 to 15% as I write.
Shut this pc crap down.
It’s a good thing ethanol is a “green” fuel, or the environmentalists would be VERY upset about this.
$3 million in fines and how much did they get in federal subsidies?
But, but ... its “green pollution”.
The regulators sound like displaced California ARB goons
At least they can still feel smug and self-righteous.
Ethanol ..... what a great idea. Why are all the enviros ideas STUPID? They just never see the big picture.
Big gubmint central planners are always upstaged by the Law of Unintended Consequences.
...and to them, THAT’S the most important thing of all!
ROFL This appeals to my sick sense of humor.
Yeah, and we continue to tilt at windmills down here.
Leaves are barely moving right now, wonder how many windmills are spinning?
Government subsidies and your tax dollars at work.Ban corn juice.
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