UNC Says Alleged Clean Air Violations Too Old For Lawsuit

Law360 (July 24, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has told a North Carolina federal court that allegations from environmental groups that its coal-fired on-campus boilers exceeded emissions limits must be thrown out because the alleged wrongdoing is in the past.

The university said Thursday that the citizen suit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club doesn't have teeth because most of the allegations weren't ongoing. The groups accused the school of burning more coal than its permits allow, polluting the air and causing potential health risks, but UNC argues the Clean Air Act only allows suits for...

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