Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Federal Judge Allows Sierra Club Lawsuit Against Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to Proceed”

A federal judge in Muskogee has ruled that the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against OG&E can “proceed on a limited basis.”

In an order issued late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James H. Payne denied in part OG&E’s motion to dismiss the case. However, he agreed with the utility that the Sierra Club’s lawsuit came too late to make claims under a section of the federal Clean Air Act called New Source Review. Payne limited the case to arguments over whether OG&E properly accounted for emissions of soot, also known as particulate matter. The case involves a 2008 modification to a coal unit at OG&E’s Muskogee generating plant.

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