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Power Plant Pollution

Milwaukee, WI: (Oct-02-07) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought a lawsuit against We Energies, alleging that the company damaged the environment with pollution from its power plants. As part of a settlement reached, We Energies agreed to spend $600 million updating and cleaning its plants. The utility also agreed to pay a $3.1 million fine to the federal government and $100,000 to the State of Michigan. Wisconsin was not a party to the suit. The consent decree, signed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the utility in 2003, has been in limbo since environmental groups filed suit that year, saying the deal didn't go far enough. Environmental groups that challenged the settlement wanted it to force the utility to install modern pollution controls on all of its power plants. The agreement doesn't require the most advanced pollution controls at the Menomonee Valley power plant, just west of the High Rise Bridge. The groups claimed that when We Energies made previous modifications to the valley plant, it should have been required to put in modern pollution controls. [JOURNAL SENTINEL: POWER PLANT POLLUTION]

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Published on Oct-3-07


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