"Judge Dismisses New Source Review Allegations Against 5 Ill. Power Plants"

"A federal judge has sided with a Midwestern energy company, agreeing to dismiss allegations of Clean Air Act violations at five Illinois coal-fired power plants and partially dismiss claims of violations at a sixth plant.

Judge John Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois last week granted Midwest Generation LLC's request to dismiss nine counts of a 38-count complaint brought by the Obama administration and partially dismissed a 10th count.

The Justice Department and the state of Illinois sued Midwest Generation last summer, saying the utility made major modifications at the plants without installing the required pollution controls."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire March 15, 2010.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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