Court Rules Against Coal Plant Air Pollution Lawsuit Involving Big Brown Coal Plant
February 6, 2013
On February 6, Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings and its subsidiary Luminant were held accountable for the soot from coal-fired power plants contributing to asthma, heart attacks, and thousands of premature deaths every year. A federal judge in Waco denied the motion filed by Energy Future Holdings seeking dismissal of the air pollution lawsuit.
The Sierra Club lawsuit is based on information that the utility company (formerly called TXU) filed with state environmental regulators, in which the company reveals thousands of violations of clean air standards meant to protect families from coal-fired pollution.
Ilan Levin, associate director for the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project, represented the Sierra Club in this lawsuit.
Details and Documents:
Court Rules Against Energy Future Holdings & Luminant in Coal Plant Air Pollution Lawsuit Involving Big Brown Coal Plant
February 8, 2013, Sierra Club et al. Press Release
Sierra Club Taking Aim at East Texas Coal Plants
February 9, 2013 by Kate Galbraith, New York Times
See other "Stop Polluters" cases.