Green Groups Fight $5.5B Coal-To-Liquid Fuel Plant

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council has accused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of failing to assess the environmental impacts of the nation's first coal-to-liquid fuel plant, which the group calculates will emit 26 million tons of carbon dioxide every year.

On Wednesday, the NRDC and the Sierra Club sued the Army Corps in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging that the agency flouted the National Environmental Policy Act. The groups allege that the Army Corps issued a permit for...
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