Power Plant Wastewater Emissions Spark Enviro Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 5:19 PM EST) -- While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged the huge increase in the amount of pollution discharged from power plants in recent decades, it has failed to revise wastewater limits for coal-fired plants in violation of the Clean Water Act, the Sierra Club claims in a new lawsuit.

Power plants cause more toxic waste than any other industry in the U.S., and the 673 existing coal-fired operations are among the most polluting, Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club argue in a complaint filed Friday in...
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