Civil Cases and Settlements by Date
Currently available civil cases are listed below. Each case has a brief description and a link to detailed information about the case.
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2000 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date
|Respondent||Description||Type of Order||Date|
|Willamette Industries Wood Products Settlement||Willamette Industries will spend more than $90 million to settle a major environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of air pollution released from its wood product factories in four states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and the EPA.||Consent Decree||7/20/2000|
|Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Clean Air Act Settlement||The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to a settlement of a major Clean Air Act enforcement action against the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) that requires the company to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from its power plants. This agreement is the first to result from a national enforcement action aimed at cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants.||Consent Decree||2/29/2000|
|Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Settlement||Koch also will pay a $4.5 million penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations and other environmental claims at its Minnesota refinery. The State of Minnesota has joined in the settlement with the United States. The civil settlement calls for actions that will be undertaken by Koch over the next 8 years.||Consent Decree||12/22/2000|
|Morton International, Inc. Multimedia Settlement||On October 26, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) entered into a settlement with Morton International Inc. that resolved charges that the chemical company violated several environmental laws at its Moss Point, Miss., facility under a civil settlement and criminal plea agreement. Morton, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohm and Haas Company based in Philadelphia, agreed to pay a $20 million penalty to be divided equally between the United States and Mississippi under the civil settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Biloxi. This penalty marks the largest-ever civil fine for environmental violations at a single facility.||Consent Decree||10/26/2000|
|Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Leak and Oil Spill Settlement, December 22, 2000||Koch Industries Inc., will pay the largest civil fine ever imposed on a company under any federal environmental law to resolve claims related to more than 300 oil spills from its pipelines and oil facilities in six states, the Justice Department and the U.S. EPA announced. A settlement filed on January 13, 2000 requires Koch, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, to pay a $30 million civil penalty, improve its leak-prevention programs and spend $5 million on environmental projects.||Consent Decree||1/13/2000|
|Nucor Corporation, Inc. Multimedia Settlement||Nucor Corporation, Inc. will spend nearly $100 million to settle an environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of pollution released from its steel factories in seven states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and EPA. This is the largest and most comprehensive environmental settlement ever with a steel manufacturer.||Consent Decree||12/19/2000|
|Meyer's Bakery Clean Air Act Settlement||SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a $3.5 million settlement with Meyer's Bakery, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., resulting from violations under the Clean Air Act. The agreement represents the largest settlement in the history of the EPA's stratospheric ozone protection program.||9/11/2000|