Last year, the Sierra Club testified before MoDNR that CU’s [Springfield's City Utilities'] air pollution permit for the Southwest 2 power plant should not be granted because, among other things, CU fails to include the best available control technology (BACT) in their application. The permit was granted and Sierra Club and Linda Chipperfield filed an appeal. CU and MoDNR both filed responses. Our case is now going to be heard in state court.
Thanks for speaking out on this issue. There are so many
issues where the DNR has failed to represent the people and instead used "economic development" as more beneficial
in their cost/benefit analysis. Health issues, recreation, tourism seem to be pushed aside in order to maintain a "vibrant" chicken industry just across the border from Oklahoma. When over 3,000 people signed a petition to stop the expansion of Moark, but it still gets the go ahead from the state, something is terribly wrong.
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