Sierra Club Seeks To Halt DOE Funding Of $2.4B Plant

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club asked a Washington court Monday to prohibit the U.S. Department of Energy from funding the construction of a $2.4 billion power plant in Mississippi until the department remedies alleged violations of the National Environmental Policy Act.

A preliminary injunction is necessary to halt ongoing irreparable environmental harms associated with the construction of the federally funded coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, for which the DOE has already authorized a $270 million grant award and federal loan guarantees of up to $1.9 billion, the...
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