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
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

To resolve a multistate air pollution lawsuit, AEP agreed to invest approximately $4.6 billion to cut over 800,000 tons of emissions yearly from its 16 power plants. AEP also agreed to pay $75 million for penalties and environmental projects. All this was part of a settlement that also involved the U.S. Justice Department, which issued its own announcement; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-american-e...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.