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Sierra Club sues Ameren over coal plants

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A national environmental group has made good on its promise to sue a St. Louis-based utility over what it calls thousands of violations of federal clean air laws.

The Sierra Club filed a federal civil lawsuit against Ameren Corp. on Wednesday in St. Louis. The complaint seeks to compel Ameren to reduce air pollution at three area power plants and asks the court to also levy financial penalties for past violations.

'Big Oil' lawsuit bill in Louisiana under fire

The Associated Press

The Sierra Club and other groups concerned about Louisiana's wetlands are fighting a measure in the state legislature that would give the governor more power over the make-up of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, which has filed suit against oil companies over erosion, The Associated Press reports.

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Sierra Club poll finds support for W. Va. spill rules, EPA role

The Sierra Club on Monday said polling done after the Elk River chemical spill shows strong support in West Virginia for tougher environmental regulations, which it hopes will result in an easing of tensions between the state's politicians and regulators, including the Environmental Protection Agency.

"I am hopeful that it will provide them some encouragement that they can work more in partnership with the EPA and the state," said Mary Anne Hitt, director of the group's Beyond Coal Campaign, in a news teleconference.

Bypassing regulators, environmental groups are suing in pollution cases

The New York Times

Three high-profile lawsuits to be heard in federal courts in Texas this year illustrate a growing trend: Environmentalists are suing companies directly in pollution cases, instead of waiting for regulators to step in, The New York Times reports.

Green groups keep pushing conflict of interest in Keystone report


Though their conflict-of-interest charges against the contractor responsible for the State Department's favorable environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline have had little success, environmental groups are continuing their push to have the current review scrapped as they await an inspector general report into the issue, Politico reports.

Sierra Club plans EPA suit over sulfur dioxide enforcement


The Sierra Club said it would sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its enforcement of sulfur dioxide pollution, alleging the agency has not adequately enforced standards on coal plants, smelters and refineries, Law360 reports.

Sierra Club seeks Keystone XL documents in Army Corps suit


The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers alleging that the agency has failed to disclose records from its review of the Keystone XL pipeline related to the project's path, Bloomberg reports.

Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance, labor groups issue green jobs report

Washington, February 7, 2014, 11:00 am

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster, labor unions hold media teleconference to unveil green jobs report and platform. 

Green groups warn of electoral consequences of Keystone approval

The Hill

Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and warned that Democrats in tough reelection fights could lose active support from environmentalists if President Obama approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.

Sierra Club releases poll on climate, energy

Washington, February 4, 2014, 1:00 pm

Sierra Club releases results of poll on energy and climate issues, and the planned Environmental Protection Agency carbon regulations on power plants.


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