Enviros Drop Pollution Suit As Mont. Coal Units Plan Shutdown

Law360, New York (July 13, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT) -- A Talen Energy subsidiary and Puget Sound Energy have agreed to a six-year time frame to shut down two units at a 2,094-megawatt coal-fired plant in Montana as part of a deal to end a Clean Air Act suit brought by environmental groups, according to a proposed settlement filed Tuesday.

Under the settlement, the Sierra Club and the Montana Environmental Information Center agreed to drop their citizen suit against the six owners of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station: Talen Montana LLC, PSE, Avista Corp., Portland General Electric Co., NorthWestern Corp. and PacifiCorp. The suit originally targeted all four units of the...

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