Inside EPA - 05/22/2020

DTE Agrees To Retire Coal Plants In NSR Pact With Sierra Club, But Not DOJ

May 18, 2020
A Michigan utility is poised to sign a legal settlement with Sierra Club agreeing to retire four of five coal plants at issue in long-running litigation over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act new source review (NSR) program, even though it has inked a parallel draft deal with the Justice Department (DOJ) that lacks such retirement pledges. DTE Energy is signing the separate agreement because DOJ would not be a party to a settlement that forces the shutdown of...


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