Cincinnati Reds 'Green' partner Duke Energy sued by Sierra Club
- For Tuesday's Earth Day, the club's game vs. the Dodgers has been dubbed a "Go Green," or a carbon-neutral, game.
Teaming with Duke Energy, the Reds purchased carbon credits to
- offset the estimated fossil fuel emissions related to gameday operations at Great American Ball Park."
- In a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court here the San Francisco-based environmental group alleges Duke Energy did not install required pollution-control equipment at its old coal-fired plant or obtain necessary permits.
And that, the club charges, artificially inflated the amount of air pollution its replacement plant will be allowed to emit.
- In February, the Sierra Club was one of three environmental groups that appealed Indiana's approval of an air pollution permit for the new plant. They cited health risks to residents and warned of the construction costs passed on to consumers.
Duke Energy counters that the Sierra Club is incorrect, that the Edwardsport plant complied with the Clean Air Act and that the environmental group simply wants to block the coal-to-gas power plant from being built."....
- From Courier and Press Statehouse Bureau, 4/12/08, "Duke Energy Sued, Accused of Hiking Pollution Limits," by Bryan Corbin
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