Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Dismisses Sierra Club's Suit Challenging Power Plant Modification

URBANA, Ill. - A federal judge in Illinois on June 9 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club claiming that modifications to a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia, Ill, require defendant companies to obtain a prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit under the Clean Air Act, ruling that the group's challenge constituted a collateral attack on a decision by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to issue an air pollution control construction permit to the companies (Sierra Club v. Futuregen Industrial Alliance Inc., et al., No. 13-CV-3408, C.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77902).

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