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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: American Electric Power
Current Parent CompanyAmerican Electric Power
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Penalty: $4,675,000,000
Year: 2007
Date: October 9, 2007
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
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 (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Ohio
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.