EPA Sued Over Pollution Controls At Xcel Power Plant

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 6:09 PM EST) -- The National Parks Conservation Association and five other environmental advocacy groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Minnesota federal court Wednesday to compel the agency to mandate stricter pollution controls at a Minnesota Xcel Energy Inc. power plant.

The groups allege the EPA failed to uphold the Clean Air Act by not acting quickly enough to mandate modern pollution control limits at Xcel's coal-fired generating station in Sherburne County, Minn., known as Sherco. The delay has contributed to visibility impairments in Voyageurs National Park and...
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