The private fleet of beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch has agreed to pay $500,000 to California for violating the state’s emissions regulations. According to a notice from the California Air Resources Board, the beer hauling fleet ran 86 trucks in the state that didn’t meet CARB standards and that the company “failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks” to ensure they were compliant.
From the $500,000 fine, half will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which pays for projects and research to improve air quality, and the other half will go to the South LA Urban Greening and Community Forestry Project, which plants trees in disadvantage communities in the Los Angeles area.
The company has also agreed to ensure its trucks meet the state’s stringent emissions standards and inspection protocols. Anheuser-Busch’s private fleet is headquartered in San Diego.