Pfizer To Pay $975,000 For Clean Air Act Violations

Law360, New York (June 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay $975,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act at a former drug manufacturing plant in Groton, Conn.

The settlement marks the first under new federal regulations to control air emissions at pharmaceutical plants.

In a consent decree filed in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut on Monday, Pfizer settled claims made in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the "National Emission Standards for Pharmaceuticals Production" and...
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