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ComEd Off The Hook In Air Pollution Suit

Law360 (March 17, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- Commonwealth Edison Co. was dismissed on Wednesday from a suit that Illinois and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched against the electric utility and Edison Mission Energy Inc. alleging Clean Air Act violations at six coal-fired power plants outside Chicago.

Judge John W. Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed ComEd from the suit because the EPA and the state of Illinois took legal action well after the five-year statute of limitations period had expired.

ComEd sold the power plants to EME in 1999 after modifying nine of the 14 generating units without first obtaining...

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


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Date Filed

August 27, 2009

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