2000 Environmental Protection Agency: “Koch Petroleum Group Sentenced For Minnesota Pollution” and Pays $6 Million Fine

In this press release, the Environmental Protection Agency announces that Koch Industries’ wholly owned subsidiary, the Koch Petroleum Group, was compelled by a federal judge to pay a $6 million dollar fine, “the largest federal environmental fine ever paid in Minnesota,” for criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. The community affected included people in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and the ecosystem of the Dakota County Parks.

Please see research by Greenpeace on Koch Industries Pollution for more context.