Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Arch Coal and International Coal Group
Current Parent Company: 
Arch Coal
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
August 6, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency announced that Arch Coal Inc., one of the nation's largest coal companies, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) agreed to conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act. The settlement resolved hundreds of alleged Clean Water Act violations related to illegal discharges of pollutants at the companies' coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The states of West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania were co-plaintiffs in the settlement under which the companies were also required to pay a $2 million civil penalty.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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