Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
ENRD (202) 514-2007
EPA (913) 551-7003
TDD (202) 514-1888

FACT SHEET:
Clean Air Act Settlement With Cargill, Inc.

Over the past several years, the Justice Department and EPA have taken an industry-wide approach to environmental law enforcement, by targeting industries with significant compliance problems, including those that have been major sources of air pollution. A chief component of these enforcement actions is compelling companies in violation of the law to install state-of-the-art pollution controls and to build new facilities with controls in place. Recent successes include major settlement agreements with the wood products industry, refineries, and coal utilities sectors. With todayís landmark Clean Air Act settlement with grain industry giant Cargill, Inc., 81 percent of uncontrolled ethanol production capacity-those facilities without controls already in place-will now be under federal consent decrees.

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