COMING UP: WATCH LIVE 8 pm announcement of grand jury decision in shooting death of Michael Brown. Ferguson, MO Grand Jury Reaches Decision In Officer Involved Shooting | Click Here For Complete Coverage

Local

Dallas Based Luminant Sued For Pollution

View Comments

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

christmas on kluv dl Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionListen To Christmas Music

180648074 8 Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionMissing Summer?

cowb thumb Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionCowboys Cheerleaders

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Steam rolls out of a factory’s smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

The Big Brown plant near Fairfield and the Martin Lake plant near Tyler are at the center of the lawsuit. It alleges Luminant made changes to the two plants without permits or needed improvements, resulting in increased air pollution.

Luminant is the electric power generating subsidiary of the financially troubled Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, which bought out TXU in 2007.

A Luminant statement says the federal allegations are without merit.

Imploding Luminant power plant in Collin County. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Imploding Luminant power plant in Collin County. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Luminant stopped operating its Coppell power plant in 2008 and retired it in 2009. When operational, the facility generated enough power for more than 350,000 average Texas homes.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments