Sierra Club Settlement Brings Clean Air to Iowans
January 22, 2013
On January 22, the Sierra Club and MidAmerican Energy Company announced a landmark settlement that requires the Iowa utility to phase out coal burning at seven coal-fired boilers, clean up another two coal-fired boilers and build a large solar installation at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
In 2012, the Sierra Club notified MidAmerican that it was violating the federal Clean Air Act at its Walter Scott, Riverside and George Neal coal plants, by emitting more pollution than allowed by its permits.The replacement of these old coal units with clean energy (Iowa has enormous wind resources) will remove thousands of tons of harmful pollution from the air and make another dent in the challenge of climate change..
Details and Documents:
Settlement Between the Sierra Club and Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Brings Clean Air Victory to Iowans
January 22, 2013 Sierra Club Press Release News Articles: MidAmerican settles lawsuit, will curtail coal use
January 22, 2013 by David Pitt, Associated PressBuffet's MidAmerican Energy, Sierra Club Reach Iowa coal-Plant Settlement
January 22, 2013 by Cassandra Sweet, Wall Street Journal
See other "Retiring Old Coal" cases.