Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
AEP agrees to pay $4.6 billion to reduce acid rain emissions
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American Electric Power maintains it never violated federal Clean Air rules to cut pollution.
Even so, the Columbus-based power company has agreed to pay at least $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across a dozen eastern states.
The government calls it the nation’s largest environmental settlement, and it ends an eight-year legal battle.
AEP says it already has spent or was planning to spend $5.1 billion on scrubbers and other equipment to clean up its smokestack pollution.
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ron Tenpas says there’s a big difference between a company saying it plans to do something and a company being bound by a court order to take those steps.