Monday, July 02, 2007

US EPA reaches settlement with dirty Ky power cooperative

The US EPA announced a settlement today in which the East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a coal-fired electric utility based in Winchester, Ky., will spend approximately $650 million on pollution controls and pay a $750,000 penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at its three plant.

This is a pretty significant settlement and shows that some enforcers at the EPA are still trying to do their jobs. Note, however, that the violations were so flagrant that this coop couldn't even pass the weaker Bush administration new source review requirements.

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