EPA Targets Ameren Over Power Plant Upgrades

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 3:39 PM EST) -- Environmental regulators Wednesday accused energy company Ameren Corp. of making major upgrades to a coal-fired power plant in Missouri without obtaining the required permits or limiting emissions.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, claims that Ameren Missouri skirted the regulatory process and carried out unauthorized multimillion-dollar expansions at its Rush Island plant, resulting in excessive sulfur dioxide emissions.

In September 2001, Ameren began construction of a more powerful superheater and replaced turbine systems at the plant. Ameren actively...
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