Clean Air Act
The penalty could serve as a precedent for other automakers who violate the Clean Air Act.
On Tuesday, Gene Cornell Smith was sentenced to 42 months in prison for of conspiracy, and five counts of violating the Clean Air Act. He must also pay restitution of more than $450,000.
This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.
The idea here is to reduce pollutants such as mercury, lead and dioxins, under the Clean Air Act.