Volume 90 Issue 38 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 17, 2012

Pesticides Firm Hit With Record Fine

Enforcement: Scotts Miracle-Gro agrees to pay $10 million in criminal and civil penalties
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, criminal enforcement, civil enforcement, EPA, Department of Justice, Scotts Miracle-Gro

Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay the largest criminal fine—$4 million—and the largest civil penalty—$6 million—ever assessed for violations of the federal pesticides law.

A major producer of pesticides for lawn and garden use that also sells wild bird food, Scotts agreed to the fines as part of a criminal plea agreement in a federal court case . . .

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