LG&E Agrees to $750,000 Civil Penalty, New Emissions Controls

Dec. 1, 2021, 9:57 PM

Louisville Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to permanently limit sulfuric acid mist emissions at a coal-burning power plant located in Jefferson County, Ky., to resolve Clean Air Act claims brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky granted the parties’ stipulated order Wednesday, staying the case indefinitely.

In addition to implementing new procedures to achieve and maintain permanently reduced emissions, the proposed consent decree requires LG&E to pay a $750,000 civil fine.

LG&E enhanced its air quality control systems between 2014 and 2016, ...

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