Volvo Powertrain On Hook For $72M In Emissions Penalties

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Volvo Powertrain Corp. must pay the U.S. government $72 million in penalties over engines that violated a 1999 emissions consent decree, a Washington federal judge ruled Friday, despite acknowledging the decree's penalty provisions don't clearly address the circumstances of the case.

The government sought penalties for engines Volvo Powertrain made in a Sweden facility for its corporate sibling Volvo Penta that regulators said didn't comply with enhanced emissions requirements a Volvo Powertrain predecessor agreed to in a consent decree, which ended a Clean Air Act suit....
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