Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2023, 4:25 PMUpdated: March 23, 2023, 7:31 PM

Sierra Club Wants Coal Plant it Says Lacks Permit Shut Down (1)

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

An energy company has run its coal-fired power plant in Washington County, Ill., without an operating permit since 2012, the Sierra Club alleged in a lawsuit asking a federal court to shut it down.

Prairie State Generating Co. LLC, a Delaware corporation doing business in Illinois, applied for an operating permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in 2010, but the agency never issued a permit, the lawsuit alleged.

The company continued to operate its facility, emitting tens of million of tons of carbon dioxide and particulate matter, in violation of the Clean Air Act, the Sierra Club said in ...

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