Wisc. Utilities Settle for $1.2B with EPA On Coal Plant Air Pollution

"Wisconsin Power & Light Co. and three other utilities will spend $1.2 billion to clean up coal-fired power plants and shut down older plants under a settlement announced Monday with federal regulators."

"Under a settlement filed in federal court in Madison on Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department will assess a civil penalty of $2.45 million for alleged violations of air pollution laws over the years.

Madison-based Wisconsin Power & Light and the other utilities also agreed to pay $8.5 million to fund a series of environmental projects over the next five years. The projects include a $5 million investment in solar power and a $2 million investment to boost power production at wind and hydroelectric projects in Wisconsin."

Thomas Content reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 22, 2013.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/23/2013