Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
American Electric Power
Current Parent Company: 
American Electric Power
Penalty: 
$4,675,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
October 9, 2007
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

American Electric Power agreed to cut 813,000 tons of air pollutants annually at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion, pay a $15 million penalty, and spend $60 million on projects to mitigate the adverse effects of its past excess emissions.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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