Environmental groups to sue over emissions from Homer City plant

The enviros claim the plant contributes to 43 premature deaths, 72 heart attacks and 660 asthma attacks annually. Show us one, please.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

Citing unhealthy concentrations of sulfur dioxide emissions from the Homer City coal-fired power plant in Indiana County, a coalition of five environmental groups filed notice Monday that it will sue California-based Edison International, which operates the 43-year-old facility.

The groups also released a Sierra Club report that calls into question whether the $700 million in pollution controls that Edison International announced last month for the plant will reduce emissions enough to meet federal health-based limits. It called on the company to instead invest in renewable wind and solar energy production facilities in central Pennsylvania.

According to the report, the 1,884-megawatt power plant — one of the biggest in the nation — released more sulfur dioxide than any other plant in the U.S. last year and enough to violate federal air pollution standards and its state operating permit…

Read the entire report.

3 thoughts on “Environmental groups to sue over emissions from Homer City plant”

  1. I have a great idea!! Lets just cut off the power for a week and see how many jobs are lost and how they like the cold. Or maybe we should just do a search for all the Sierra Club members and cut off their power.

  2. I’ve often thought that the enviros would have a lot more credibility if they would boycott those products who’s production they claim is polluting the environment. Otherwise they just look like cowards that lack the conviction of their words, or worse.

  3. Homer City power palnt has provided thousands of well paying jobs over the past 43 years resulting in many healthy families, good education, and thousands of supporting jobs. Of couse it also provided reliable and cheap power to the region. I don’t see the problem or bodies?

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