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Attorney General Says Pa. Power Plant Is Polluting NY Air

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The New York Attorney General has filed suit against the owner of an out-of-state power plant he claims is polluting New York's air.

Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general, accused Homer City electric Plant in Western Pennsylvania of multiple Clean Air Act violations on Thursday.

Schneiderman said the plant is a major source of sulfur dioxide particulate matter that can cause breathing problems, lung disease and acid rain. 

The plant's owner, Edison International, said it has reduced emissions of major pollutants and doesn't exceed federal limits.

The last Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, sued several power stations upwind of New York City for alleged violations of clean air laws.

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