Cheswick Station emissions suit dismissed

Suit against Cheswick Station is dismissed.
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The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed on May 13 a class action lawsuit against NRG Energy’s Cheswick Generation Station in Springdale, Pennsylvania.

The lawsuit, which was dismissed with prejudice, was filed in 2012. The plaintiffs said they could bring state trespass and nuisance claims against Cheswick concerning the station’s air emissions. The plant is in full compliance with federal and state law permits.

The court has dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims completely; the plaintiffs admitted in their dismissal order that they had not provided any evidence about any property damage, personal injuries or environmental contamination due to the plant. The plaintiffs also did not check that Cheswick was operating properly.

NRG did not pay consideration to the plaintiffs for the lawsuit to be dismissed.

NRG and its preceding companies have invested over $400 million on equipment to control emissions at Cheswick since 2003. These investments have made a noticeable difference in the plant’s environmental footprint. 

"We live and work in this community and take seriously our mission to protect the environment while generating affordable electricity," NRG’s East Region Spokesman David Gaier said. "NRG has operated its Cheswick plant in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including the Title V Air Permit issued by the U.S. EPA.”

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