This article by Don Wiener is published by Exposed by CMD. Here is an excerpt:
Mountaire Farms, owned by the leading donor to Charles Koch’s political operation (other than Koch Industries), has been forced to pay one of the country’s highest penalties ever – and the largest in Delaware’s history – for environmental violations.
In 2021, the Delaware poultry producer paid $65 million to settle a class action lawsuit and agreed to make $140 million in investments in wastewater treatment facilities mandated by the state. Only two much larger companies – Mercedes Benz and Duke Energy – paid larger fines for environmental violations last year, according to Good Jobs First’s Violation Tracker.
Ronald Cameron, the CEO of Mountaire, donated $1 million to the political arm of Koch’s astroturf group Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) in 2021, and has given the group $8.5 million since 2017. Only Koch Industries exceeded that level of giving, with $13.5 million in contributions over the same period.