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Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act
Date:7/28/2009

stated Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs for Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. "If these coal plants can't even comply with clean air laws from the 1970's they should be shut down and not allowed to operate until effective pollution controls are installed. No corporation should be above the law."

"Midwest Generation's free ride needs to stop," said James Gignac, Midwest Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. "Across the country, including right here in Illinois, Americans are saying they don't want dirty power from a greedy industry looking to skirt the rules. We want clean energy that will boost the economy, create jobs, and reduce our global warming pollution."

The Environmental Law and Policy Center is the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization www.ELPC.org

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. www.nrdc.org

Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC) has been a local public health leader since 1906. Today the Association fights lung disease and promotes healthy lungs by supporting research, advocacy, and educational efforts on behal
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