Kan. Joins EPA Suit Over Westar Emissions

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 2:36 PM EST) -- Stressing the dangers air pollution poses to public health, the state of Kansas has joined federal regulators in a lawsuit accusing Westar Energy Inc. of illegally boosting operations at a coal-fired plant in that state and exceeding emissions limits.

On Friday, Kansas lodged an intervenor complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, piggy-backing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s claims that Westar, the state’s largest electric utility, made unapproved modifications to three generating units at a power plant and failed to install...
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