EPA's Suit Over Ameren Power Plant Upgrades Trimmed

Law360, Washington (January 30, 2012, 6:20 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge on Friday dismissed four of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's six claims in a suit alleging Ameren Corp. made major upgrades to a coal-fired power plant without obtaining the required permits or limiting emissions.

The EPA sued Ameren in January 2011 claiming that Ameren Missouri skirted the regulatory process and carried out unauthorized multimillion-dollar expansions at its Rush Island plant, resulting in excessive sulfur dioxide emissions.

U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel ruled that his court does in fact possess subject matter...
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