Thu Mar 19, 2015 03:35 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release Thursday, March 19, the agencies settled with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, which will pay $3 million in penalties for allegedly generating fraudulent biodiesel Renewable Identification Number credits.

From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million RINs and reported to EPA that it produced biodiesel associated with those RINs at its Plymouth, Utah, facility.

"During that time, however, Washakie did not produce any biodiesel at the Plymouth facility," the agencies said.

The biodiesel associated with the ...

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