"RENO — Sierra Club lawyers who've preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green: money.
'It used to be that we had to come in and say closing these plants might cost us a bit more, but it's the right thing to do because of the social and environmental impacts — kids with asthma, dirty air and dirty water,' said Travis Ritchie, a lawyer for the club's environmental law program in Oakland, California.
'And those things are all still true, but we don't have to say that anymore,' he said. 'We can say, "You will lose money if you keep using these coal plants."'"
Scott Sonner reports for the Associated Press March 19, 2017.