Dominion To Close Plant In Deal Ending $11M Emissions Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 4:31 PM EST) -- A Dominion Resources Inc. unit has promised to shut down its 60-year-old Salem Harbor coal plant in Massachusetts to settle a Boston-based environmental group's $10.8 million suit accusing the energy company of repeatedly exceeding smokestack emissions limits, the Conservation Law Foundation announced Tuesday.

In order to settle claims brought by CLF and HealthLink Inc., Dominion also agreed to pay $275,000 to fund an environmental project geared at improving air quality and reducing electricity demand in Salem, Mass., and at least two adjacent towns, as well as...
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