NRG Unit Fined $14M In Air Pollution Case

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 3:51 PM EST) -- An NRG Energy Inc. subsidiary has agreed to pay $14 million in fines and special projects and spend approximately $250 million on reducing emissions at its Louisiana coal-fired plant, the federal government announced Wednesday.

The proposed settlement with Louisiana Generating LLC, which owns and operates the coal-fired Big Cajun II Power Plant in New Roads, La., closes the government's 2009 suit alleging the company failed to control the plant's toxic emissions in violation of the Clean Air Act.

Specifically, the company operated generating units that had...
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