Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension

The Sierra Club is challenging a state decision giving an energy company extra time to install pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants. The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed to give Texas-based Dynegy five more years to comply with state pollution standards. Dynegy is acquiring the plants from Ameren Corp, but said the deal hinged on getting a waiver allowing it to delay installing pollution-control equipment until 2020. That includes at the coal plant in Bartonville. The Sierra Club filed an appeal in Illinois' Fourth District Court last month. The group says pollution from the plant is causing significant air quality. Ameren has said the plant operates within EPA regulations

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