Sierra Club sues East Texas coal-fired power plant
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit against the owner of an east Texas coal-fired power plant.
The suit filed Thursday in Texarkana alleges the Martin Lake plant in Rusk County exposes the public to harmful air pollution in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.
The club seeks to reduce air pollution from the plant where three electric generating units operate.
Neil Carman of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter says the Martin Lake coal plant is "among the dirtiest in the entire nation and one of the worst polluting coal plants in Texas every year."
The suit lists as defendants the plant's owner, Luminant Generation Co., and Energy Future Holdings Corp. Both are based in Dallas.
Luminant spokeswoman Ashley Monts says the Sierra Club's allegations are without merit and unsupported by the law.