EPA Enforcement Breaks Record In Fiscal 2007

Law360, New York (November 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compelled companies to pay a total of $10.6 billion toward anti-pollution measures over the past year, in addition to civil and criminal penalties, breaking the 2005 record of $10.2 billion.

The agency said Monday that its enforcement actions are expected to significantly reduce air pollution.

“The twelve most significant enforcement actions EPA took in FY 2007 will result in an estimated 507 million pounds of reduced, treated, or eliminated sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter,” the EPA said.

The result,...
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