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Company: Cummins Inc.
Current Parent CompanyCummins
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Penalty: $2,000,000,000
Year: 2024
Date: January 10, 2024
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: air pollution violation
Mega-ScandalEmissions Cheating
Violation Description: The Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Attorney General's office released the details of a settlement with diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law. Beyond agreeing to pay a $1.675 billion civil penalty -- the largest ever assessed in a Clean Air Act case -- Cummins agreed to spend more than $325 million to remedy the violations, which included the use of software defeat devices that circumvented emissions testing and certification requirements. Under the settlement, Cummins must complete a nationwide vehicle recall to repair and replace the engine control software in hundreds of thousands of RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 pickup trucks equipped with the company's diesel engines. Cummins will also extend the warranty period for certain parts in the repaired vehicles, fund and perform projects to mitigate excess ozone-creating nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted from the vehicles and employ new internal procedures designed to prevent future emissions cheating. In total, the settlement is valued at more than $2 billion.
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Indiana
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: engines
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