A tank in a Kiel Bros. property is demolished, in Indianapolis, Jan. 11, 2017.
More than a decade after the former Indiana oil company Vice-President Mike Pence, the clean up of the family into bankruptcy, the taxpayers will bear the cost of millions of dollars to more than 85 contaminated sites, a report says.
Kiel Bros Oil co., once owned by the Pence family left behind contaminated sites in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, since the company reported bankruptcy in the year 2004, the Associated Press. Indiana has to work alone spent at least $21 million on cleanup so far, or an average of about $500,000 per site, the report said.
Indiana has to work alone spent at least $21 million on cleanup so far, or an average of about $500,000 per site, a report says.
Kiel Bros. has been rumored to be working only a fraction of the paid part of the overall cleanup. In court documents, the company cited the payment of a cost of $8.8 million in “indemnification and defense”, but noted that $came 5 million of this amount from the States.
Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah, dismissed the results as “a year-old Problem” that the Vice President has already addressed this issue.
A campaign spokeswoman for Greg Pence, — the Vice-President of the elder brother, who was President of Kiel Bros., when it went bankrupt and is now discharged for Congress as a Republican, described the findings as “yet another attempt by the liberal media have, again, old, baseless attacks.”
According to a new report, face taxpayers millions in environmental cleanup of approximately 200 gas stations left behind by the oil company Kiel Bros.
Some see the company as hypocritical for the burden the taxpayers with the lion’s share of the cleanup bill, since the family expenditure the reputation as a fiscal conservative and critical of the state.
Pence, the father joined the company in the 1960s, and rose to corporate vice president of the mid-1970s. Mike Pence said he began working for the business at the age of 14 years, but it was his brother who took over after the death of her father in 1988 and eventually became President.
Vice-President Mike Pence started for the Kiel Bros Oil co. when he was 14 years old.
By the early 2000s, Kiel Bros. in the face of rising debt as a consolidation of the industry and the low gas prices profit diluted margins. In June 2004, Greg Pence, resigned as the company file for bankruptcy.
In the immediate aftermath, the state of Indiana was looking for over $8.4 million from the company to work for cleanup and penalties. After a new Republican Governor, Mitch Daniels, took office in 2005, fell to the state, the Daniels’ Democratic predecessor, Gov. Joe Kernan claim that has been filed.
Daniels, Greg Pence, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Management, the same Agency, the Kiel Bros. appointed before the court. Pence stepped down after just a few months, however, and returned to the oil business.
In the fall of his claims against the company, state officials said in a 2007 court filing that “a significant cleanup activity has occurred.” They also said they were “satisfied” with the plan for the future cleanup, leaving the state a lot of the costs are paid.
Greg Pence, older brother of the Vice-President, is a U.S. house seat.
Indiana payout limit was $2 million per site, up Mike Pence, the Governor of 2.5 million, increased to $in 2016. The year Indiana paid almost two-and-a-half times the national average per incident, according to records cited by AP.
David M. Uhlmann, an environmental law and policy professor at the University of Michigan Law School, speculated that Pence is using his political position to negotiate a more favorable treatment for the company.
Farah, the Vice-President’s spokeswoman, dismissed the idea as “simply not grounded in fact.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.