Westar To Fork Over $500M In Air Pollution Case

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 3:32 PM EST) -- Westar Energy Inc. has agreed to settle a Clean Air Act lawsuit by spending about $500 million for pollution-control equipment at a coal-fired power plant in Kansas, paying a $3 million civil penalty and investing $6 million on environmental mitigation projects.

The proposed settlement between the utility and U.S. regulators, which is still subject to a 30-day public comment period and final approval from a judge, was lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Under the deal, Westar will install a...
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