Power Plant Operator Sues EPA To Shield Business Data

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- PPL Montana LLC sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to stop it from handing two environmental groups data about upgrades at a Montana coal-fired plant, arguing the move would reveal confidential business information to competitors.

The company told a Montana federal court that it would suffer irreparable harm if the EPA followed through with plans to grant a Freedom of Information Act request by the Sierra Club and the Montana Environmental Information Center for data on capital improvements at its Colstrip power plant east...
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