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NY, Pa. to sue power plant

ALBANY — Officials in New York and Pennsylvania plan to sue a power plant they say violates federal environmental regulations, creating a major source of air and water pollution.

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says the action targets the Homer City Station, a plant about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.

He says the current and former owners failed to install pollution controls required by the federal Clean Air Act after modifications during the 1980s and 1990s increased emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and soot.

A call to the plant’s owner, a group of eight limited liability corporations, was not immediately returned.
Cuomo says Tuesday the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will join the action by his office. The law requires 60 days notice before a suit is filed.