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Company: PPL Montana
Current Parent CompanyRiverstone Holdings
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Penalty: $8,000,000
Year: 2008
Date: May 2, 2008
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Along with Puget Sound Energy, Portland General Electric Co., Avista Corp. and PacifiCorp, PPL Montana (a subsidiary of PPL Corp.) was one of five owners of Montana's Colstrip power plant that agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the plant was contaminating the town's water supply. Details on how much each defendant would pay were not made public, but PPL disclosed that its share was $8 million: (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Montana
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.