Enviro Suit Over Swepco Coal Plant Permit Survives

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 7:09 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday denied requests by Southwest Electric Power Co. to throw out a suit by three environmental organizations challenging a Clean Water Act permit for the company’s forthcoming coal power plant in southwest Arkansas.

The Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas, along with two individuals, sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in early 2010, alleging it violated state and federal environmental laws when it issued Swepco a CWA permit for the John W. Turk Power Plant. Swepco intervened in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sierra Club et al v. United States Army Corps of Engineers et al

Case Number



Arkansas Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Richard G. Kopf

Date Filed

February 10, 2010

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