Sierra Club Closer To Filing Lawsuit Against BWL

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Sierra Club of Lansing says its lawyers are close to filing a lawsuit against the Lansing Board of Water and Light.

A spokesperson for the group says at this point they’re ready to file their intent to sue the utility following more than 3,500 violations of the Clean Air Act.

On Tuesday 6 News reported on the allegations involving the Erickson and Eckert coal power plants.

The director of the Beyond Coal Campaign says they’re fighting for the health and safety of the people of Lansing.

“Our goal is not just to sue for the sake of suing, our goal is to really force the utility to do something about these violations and protect the people of Lansing. Our lawyers are determining when the time will be right,” said Regina Strong, director, Michigan Beyond Coal Campaign.

The Lansing Board of Water and Light’s executive director of public affairs says the charges are simply not true and the utility has been in full compliance with state and federal clean air rules.

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