Hoosier To Pay Up To $300M Over Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative said Friday that it had agreed to pay about $6 million and make equipment upgrades that could cost up to $300 million in order to settle claims from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act at two coal-fired power plants in Indiana.

The agreement, filed the same day in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, calls for Hoosier Energy to complete emission reduction projects at the facilities within the next 10 years,...
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