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Cummins To Pay Record $1.675 Billion Environmental Fine

Truck engine maker Cummins Inc. has agreed in principle to pay a record $1.675 billion fine for installing devices on hundreds of thousands of engines to allow them to emit excess pollution, according to Reuters.


The fine is the largest-ever civil penalty for a Clean Air Act violation and the second-largest environmental penalty deal ever reached. I Photo: Cummins



The US Justice Department stated that Cummins allegedly used "defeat devices" to bypass or disable emissions controls on 630,000 2013 to 2019 RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup truck engines and undisclosed auxiliary emission control devices on 330,000 2019 to 2023 RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup truck engines.


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US Attorney General Merrick Garland said that preliminary estimates suggest the devices caused Cummins engines to produce thousands of tons of excess emissions of nitrogen oxides.


The fine is the largest-ever civil penalty for a Clean Air Act violation and the second-largest environmental penalty deal ever reached, according to the Department of Justice.




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