Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Louisiana Generating (NRG Energy)
Current Parent Company: 
NRG Energy
Penalty: 
$264,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
November 20, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Louisiana Generating, an electric generating company owned by NRG Energy Inc., agreed to a settlement at its Big Cajun II coal-fired power plant in New Roads, La., which will result in the elimination of over 27,300 tons of harmful emissions per year. The settlement, lodged in federal court in Baton Rouge, will require Louisiana Generating to spend approximately $250 million to reduce air pollution and also requires the company to pay a civil fine of $3.5 million and spend $10.5 million on environmental mitigation projects.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Louisiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
energy generation
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Parent company note: 
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