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April 12, 2019 | Legal Document

2015 ELG Rule Opinion

Steam-electric power plants generate most of the electricity used in our nation and, sadly, an unhealthy share of the pollution discharged into our nation’s waters. To control this pollution, the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate and enforce rules known as “effluent limitation guidelines” or “ELGs.”

April 5, 2019 | In the News: WBEZ

Advocates File Second Lawsuit Seeking Quick Action Over Polluted Illinois River

Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “We’re not just going to sit here and wait for that legal determination to be made while that contamination continues to happen. We’re making use of the tools that are available to us through the Illinois Environmental Protection Act to try to get this pollution permanently stopped as soon as possible.”

April 2, 2019 | Legal Document

Illinois Pollution Control Board Vermilion Plant Coal Ash Lawsuit

Dynegy, through its disposal and storage of coal ash at the Vermilion Power Station, has discharged contaminants into the environment and the Middle Fork and thereby caused, and continues to cause, water pollution in violation of 415 ILCS 5/12(a).