Enviros To Sue Texas Utilities Over 38,000 Clean Air Act Violations

"DALLAS -- Environmental groups have notified the Energy Futures Holdings Corp. and its subsidiary, Luminant Generation Company, that they intend to sue the company for more than 38,000 alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at two Texas coal-fired power plants."

"The notice filed by the public interest law firm Earthjustice targets the Monticello power plant located in Titus County.

The Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a notice targeting the Big Brown power plant located in Freestone County.

The formal notices of intent to sue filed today are a legal prerequisite to initiating a federal Clean Air Act citizen suit.

The notices provide Luminant with the allegations of wrongdoing and also provide a 60-day window for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider intervening in the suit."

Environment News Service had the story October 27, 2011.


Source: ENS, 10/28/2011