REC Sued Over Emissions At Wash. Silicon Plant

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A Washington state resident has filed suit to put the kibosh on a new $688 million silicon plant at Renewable Energy Corp. ASA’s industrial facility in Moses Lake, Wash., citing rampant Clean Air Act violations and regulatory lapses.

The citizen suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, claims that major expansions at the manufacturing facility have been carried out without permits, allowing the Norwegian solar panel maker to operate without the necessary pollution controls and public safeguards.

Plaintiff Victor...
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