Enviro Groups Sue PGE Over Clean Air Violations

Law360 (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Portland General Electric Co. has been hit with a lawsuit by environmental groups accusing it of operating a coal-fired power plant in Boardman, Ore., that emits massive amounts of pollutants in violation of the Clean Air Act.

In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, environmental groups including the Sierra Club and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center say the utility company lacks modern technology to control the 618 megawatt plant's releases of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide,...
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