Louisiana Generating settles Clean Air Act suit - KLFY News 10

Louisiana Generating settles Clean Air Act suit

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Louisiana electric generating company, owned by NRG Energy Inc., has agreed to a settlement at its Big Cajun II coal-fired power plant, which will result in the elimination of more than 27,300 tons of emissions per year.

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed settlement Tuesday involving the New Roads-based plant. The deal, filed in federal court in Baton Rouge, will require Louisiana Generating to spend about $250 million to reduce air pollution, pay a $3.5 million civil fine and spend $10.5 million on environmental mitigation projects. The state will receive half of the civil penalty.

The proposed settlement is subject to a public comment period and final court approval.

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11/20/2012 6:01:54 PM (GMT -6:00)

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