Marikokos chemical industry is embroiled in a long-running investigation over allegations of environmental contamination.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has called the industry’s operations a public health emergency, and the state’s Attorney General is investigating its pollution claims.
The company has denied the allegations, saying the pollution is the result of natural processes, including the extraction of natural resources.
Marikoke has been in the news before, with the recent release of a damning documentary about the toxic environment that produced the film.
Marikekos CEO J.M. Marika has been a controversial figure in Alabama’s oil and gas industry.
Mariko has said that the chemical industry needs to “leave the earth” and has been criticized by several other oil and natural gas producers.
In addition to environmental concerns, the Marikoks business model is controversial.
The Marikkoks company has been accused of stealing money from workers, and some have called it a “black swan” event for the oil and chemical industry.
In January, Marikkos CEO J., Marika was found guilty of fraudulently claiming $2 million in compensation and other benefits for employees who died in accidents at Marikos facilities.