WildEarth Seeks To Halt Opening Of Xcel Energy Plant

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 6:38 PM EDT) -- WildEarth Guardians has asked a federal judge to enjoin Xcel Energy Inc. from opening a new coal-fired electric generation unit at its Colorado Comanche plant because the unit allegedly exceeds pollutant emission limitations imposed by the Clean Air Act.

The environmental group claims that Xcel's plans to begin operation of its Comanche Unit 3 in November without a valid maximum achievable control technology determination violate Section 112 of the Clean Air Act and pose a serious threat to public health and the environment, according to the...
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