DOJ Seeks Contempt Finding If Coal Plant Runs Past Compliance Deadline

November 23, 2022
The Justice Department (DOJ) is asking a federal district judge to hold the utility Ameren in contempt of court if its Rush Island coal-fired power plant continues operating beyond March 2024, which was the judge’s initial deadline for the facility to install modern pollution controls after finding the company violated the Clean Air Act’s new source review (NSR) program. The request, made at a Nov. 15 status hearing before Judge Rodney Sippel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

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