Environmental Groups Threaten Reliant With Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two environmental groups have threatened Reliant Energy Inc. with a lawsuit for allegedly dumping large amounts of pollutants into a Pennsylvania river over the last two years.

Sierra Club and PennEnvironment sent Reliant a letter on Tuesday, informing the company of their intent to sue over the amount of industrial wastewater it has been discharging into the Conemaugh River.

Under the Clean Water Act, which allows citizens to file suits alleging environmental violations, groups are required to give a company, as well as federal and environmental...
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