Prairie Rivers Network alleges Dynegy Midwest Generation is unlawfully discharging pollutants

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

URBANA, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois nonprofit organization alleges an energy company is unlawfully discharging pollutants into waterways.

Prairie Rivers Network filed a complaint on May 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois Urbana Division against Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC over alleged violation of the Clean Water Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendant continues to discharge pollutants into the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River from its Vermilion Power Station in Vermilion County. The plaintiff alleges these discharges are not authorized by any permit and "are contrary to the limited authorization to discharge" with its permit.

The plaintiff seeks an order to that Dynegy take all actions necessary to comply with CWA, award of litigation costs, reasonable attorney fees, and such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. It is represented by Thomas Cmar and Jennifer Cassel of Earthjustice in Oak Park, Illinois and others.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division case number 2:18-cv-02148-CSB

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