States To Sue Power Plants After EPA Abandons Probes

After the White House announced the termination of investigations against power plants that violated the Clean Air Act, three states said they would
November 11, 2003, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

"The attorneys general of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut say they are ready to open a new round of litigation to force power plants to make billions of dollars of pollution-control improvements after a decision by the Bush administration to abandon more than 50 investigations into possible violations of the Clean Air Act...The states and a number of major environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, have used the citizens'-suit provision hundreds of times over the years to force settlements with polluters, though environmental advocates and state officials typically prefer the E.P.A. to take charge."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story:
Published on Sunday, November 9, 2003 in The New York Times
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email