Developers Can't Dodge Fees In Plant Permit Suit: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday rejected Khanjee Holding US Inc.'s challenge to nearly $500,000 in penalties and fees that the developer and two other companies face for trying to build a power plant in Illinois with an expired environmental permit.

A three-judge panel shot down Khanjee's contention that the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to impose a $100,000 civil penalty jointly and severally on the companies, which were sued by the Sierra Club for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by proposing to construct a...
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