05 Feb '18, 10pm

Groups challenge proposal to let @dynegy’s dirtiest coal plants pollute more https://t.co/hWowUcAJeV

Environmental organizations filed a motion on Friday to halt hearings on Dynegy’s proposal, which would weaken pollution standards for the company’s coal-fired power plants in central and southern Illinois, until its merger with Vistra is complete. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club, and Respiratory Health Association (RHA) are asking to stay hearings for a rule before the Illinois Pollution Control Board that was drafted with substantial input from Dynegy. The proposed changes would allow Dynegy’s fleet to pollute nearly double the sulfur dioxide and nearly 80 percent more nitrogen oxide than the company emitted in 2016, both dangerous pollutants. Vistra has not been involved in this rulemaking and, according to Dynegy, will not be bound to any of Dynegy’s statements...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/media/groups-challenge-dynegy-coal-ba...

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