"Duke Energy Will Spend $93 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations"

"INDIANAPOLIS -- A $93 million court settlement requiring Duke Energy, one of the America's largest electric power companies, to eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions from a coal-fired plant in Indiana, was reached Tuesday, state and federal officials said.

The states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut joined the federal government and two environmental groups in a 1999 lawsuit over pollution from the 560-megawatt Gallagher Station in Floyd County, located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Prevailing winds carry the plant's emissions eastward."

Environment News Service had the story December 23, 2009.

Source: ENS, 12/24/2009