Caterpillar To Pay $2.55M Over Engine Exhaust Systems

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Caterpillar Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $2.55 million to settle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s claims that the exhaust systems in more than 590,000 of the company's highway and off-road engines violate the Clean Air Act’s emission standards. 

Caterpillar allegedly failed to install its engines with after-treatment devices, such as a catalytic converter or diesel particulate filter, in violation of the CAA’s exhaust emission standards, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s complaint, lodged Thursday in conjunction with the consent decree.

In addition to the $2.55...
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