Violation Tracker Individual Record

Wisconsin Power and Light Company
Current Parent Company: 
Alliant Energy
April 22, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
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.

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Action Type: 
agency action
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
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Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
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