8th Circ. Nixes Sierra Club Suit Over SD Power Plant

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of the Sierra Club's suit accusing the owners of a South Dakota coal-fired power plant of failing to obtain necessary permits and violating emissions rules, finding that the green group's claims weren't brought within the statute of limitations.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that the Sierra Club's claims for civil penalties against defendants Otter Tail Power Co., MDU Resources Group Inc. and NorthWestern Corp. were barred by the...
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