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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Power Plant Emissions
Description: This list shows cases in which utility companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases involving emissions from their power plants.
Penalty Total since 2000$14,002,726,883
Number of Penalty Records: 24
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
American Electric Power$4,675,000,0002
Dominion Energy$1,219,200,0001
FirstEnergy$1,133,500,0001
Alliant Energy$1,010,950,0001
Duke Energy$973,116,8833
WEC Energy Group$930,400,0002
East Kentucky Power Cooperative$650,750,0001
NiSource$613,000,0001
Vistra Energy$524,000,0001
Evergy Inc.$509,000,0001

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
American Electric PowerAmerican Electric Powerutilities and power generationair pollution violation2007EPA$4,675,000,000
American Electric PowerAmerican Electric Powerutilities and power generationenvironmental violation2007MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,675,000,000
Virginia Electric Power Co.Dominion Energyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2003EPA$1,219,200,000
Ohio Edison CompanyFirstEnergyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2005EPA$1,133,500,000
Wisconsin Power and Light CompanyAlliant Energyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2013EPA$1,010,950,000
Duke EnergyDuke Energyutilities and power generationenvironmental violation2021NC-AG$855,000,000
East Kentucky Power CooperativeEast Kentucky Power Cooperativeutilities and power generationair pollution violation2007EPA$650,750,000
Wisconsin Electric Power CompanyWEC Energy Grouputilities and power generationair pollution violation2003EPA$623,200,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.NiSourceutilities and power generationenvironmental violation2011EPA$613,000,000
Dynegy Midwest GenerationVistra Energyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2005EPA$524,000,000
Westar EnergyEvergy Inc.utilities and power generationair pollution violation2010EPA$509,000,000
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District environmental violation2008EPA$400,950,000
PSEG Fossil LLCPublic Service Enterpriseutilities and power generationair pollution violation2002EPA$344,400,000
Wisconsin Public Service CorporationWEC Energy Grouputilities and power generationair pollution violation2013EPA$307,200,000
Louisiana Generating (NRG Energy)Macquariefinancial servicesenvironmental violation2012EPA$264,000,000
Alabama Power CompanySouthern Companyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2006EPA$200,000,000
Dairyland Power CooperativeDairyland Power Cooperativeutilities and power generationair pollution violation2012EPA$155,950,000
Kentucky UtilitiesPPL Corp.utilities and power generationair pollution violation2009EPA$136,400,000
Duke EnergyDuke Energyutilities and power generationair pollution violation2009EPA$93,000,000
Nevada Power CompanyBerkshire Hathawaydiversifiedenvironmental violation2007EPA$90,110,000
Nevada Power CompanyBerkshire Hathawaydiversifiedair pollution violation2007EPA$60,700,000
Kentucky Utilities CompanyPPL Corp.utilities and power generationair pollution violation2013EPA$57,300,000
Constellation Energy GroupConstellation Energy Corporationutilities and power generationenvironmental violation2008private lawsuit-state$54,000,000
Duke Energy ProgressDuke Energyutilities and power generationenvironmental violation2015NC-ENV$25,116,883
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.