Sierra Club Can't Halt DOE Funding Of $2.4B Power Plant

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 7:50 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday refused to block the U.S. Department of Energy from funding the construction of a $2.4 billion power plant in Mississippi, nixing the Sierra Club's preliminary injunction request and its claims challenging potential loan guarantees.

The Sierra Club argued in its May 16 preliminary injunction motion that further federal funding for the disputed coal-fired power plant in Kemper County — for which the DOE had already authorized a $294 million grant award — should be halted because the agency had failed...
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