East Kentucky To Pay Largest Acid Rain Fine Ever

Law360, New York (September 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Kentucky-based energy company has agreed to pay at least $11.4 million to settle allegations that it illegally emitted thousands of tons of acid rain-causing pollutants.

If approved by the court, the settlement will be the largest fine ever imposed for violations of the Clean Air Act's acid rain program, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

As part of the deal, East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc. also agreed to reduce about 400 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide each year through the installation of...
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