Shuttering Pa. FirstEnergy Plant Hit With Pollution Suit
By Ama Sarfo
Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 8:26 PM ET) -- FirstEnergy Corp. was slapped Tuesday with a proposed class action filed by three southwestern Pennsylvania residents who claim its soon-to-be shuttered Hatfield's Ferry coal-fired power plant emits ash and pollutants that is ruining the health and property of at least 1,000 nearby residents.
The energy company plans to close the Masontown, Pa., plant by October, saying it's become too expensive to keep up with current and future regulations. But the closure announcement has evidently come too late for residents who live within a mile and a...