EPA Settles CAA Suit Over Southern Co. Coal Plants

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 1:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has adopted deadlines for ruling on Georgia's plan for reaching Clean Air Act sulfur dioxide emissions benchmarks and on the Sierra Club's opposition to five Southern Co. coal plant permits, settling a lawsuit brought by the environmental group, according to agency documents published Tuesday.

If approved by the Washington, D.C., federal court, the consent decree would impose a binding November 2016 target date for the EPA to approve or disapprove a so-called state implementation plan that Georgia submitted to address revised...
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