Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Nevada Power Company
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$60,700,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
June 13, 2007
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $60.7 million Clean Air Act settlement with Nevada Power Company designed to improve air quality in the Clark County/Las Vegas area by requiring the company to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides from its Clark Generating Station. The company was to spend $60 million on pollution control equipment and $400,000 on an environmental mitigation project in addition to a civil penalty of $300,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Nevada
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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