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Sierra Club Sues Energy Co. Over Air Pollution

Law360 (May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Sierra Club has unleashed a lawsuit against MidAmerican Energy Co., accusing it of building new vent filters that emit pollution without obtaining permits and thereby endangering the surrounding environment and its residents.

The environmental advocate on Tuesday asked a judge in the U.S. District Court of Southern Iowa for an order enjoining MidAmerican from operating the vent filters at its Council Bluffs Energy Center, a fossil fuel-fired steam electric plant.

The lawsuit claims that by not getting the required permits, the Iowa-based energy company violated...
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