EPA Takes Tough Stance On SD Coal Power Plant

Law360 (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has voiced objections to South Dakota's proposed permit for a coal-fired plant and demanded requirements for state-of-the-art pollution controls, winning strong praise from the environmental community, which saw the move as a return to enforcement.

The EPA's Region 8 office sent the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources a letter Thursday listing three objections to a proposed operating permit renewal for Otter Tail Power Co.'s Big Stone plant and a new $1.3 billion unit, Big Stone II, said Carl...
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