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Press Release October 25, 2005

Court Overturns EPA's Refusal to Veto Air Pollution Permits for New York Power Plants

Huntley and Dunkirk permits must include stricter pollution limits, remedial measures

The Dunkirk power plant is one of New York State’s biggest coal power facilities.
(Photo courtesy of Seabamirum / Flickr)
case March 2, 2004

Cleaning Up New York Coal Plants

Title V of the Clean Air Act requires large industrial facilities to measure and limit their air pollution emissions. In addition, a permit issued to a facility that is already violating an air pollution limit must include a “compliance schedule” consisting of enforceable measures designed to bring the facility into compliance. Prior to issuing permits…