EPA Dings Pep Boys $5M

Pep Boys agrees to pay $5 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act for importing and selling engines, vehicles from China that don’t meet environmental requirements.

As part of the agreement, Pep Boys is required to export or destroy over 1,300 non-compliant vehicles and engines, and to mitigate the adverse environmental effects of equipment already sold to consumers. The EPA estimates the environmental impact at 620 tons of excess hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions, and more than 6,520 tons of excess carbon monoxide emissions.

[via Environmental Leader]

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Advertisements

Author: Dewita

Co-founder Ecotwist Labs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s