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Company: Wisconsin Power and Light Company
Current Parent CompanyAlliant Energy
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Penalty: $1,010,950,000
Year: 2013
Date: April 22, 2013
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Mega-ScandalPower Plant Emissions
Violation Description: The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three coal-fired power plants located near Portage, Sheboygan, and Cassville, Wis. WPL operates the plants that are covered by the settlement, and the other defendants, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC), Madison Gas and Electric Company, and Wisconsin Electric Power Company, are co- and former owners of the units. WPL and its co-defendants agreed to invest more than $1 billion in pollution control technology, spend a total of $8.5 million on environmental mitigation projects, and pay a civil penalty of $2.45 million to resolve alleged violations of the CAA.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Wisconsin
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Wisconsin
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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