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Environmental group files suit against local coal plant

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Sierra Club is putting the pressure on a Freestone County coal plant in federal court.

The Sierra Club called an expert witness to back their claims that the Big Brown Steam Electric Station Plant has violated and continues to violate the Clean Air Act.

They maintain it has violated state and EPA standards more than 6,000 times since 2007.  

The expert witness testified the plant's control devices are too small to handle the amount of emissions and alleges the company has known that since 1997 based on third party contractor reports.

The Sierra Club is suing the plants owners, Energy Future Holdings Corporation and Luminant Generation Company for polluting the air and keeping neighbors from enjoying the outdoors and endangering the ecology of the region.

This trial is expected to last several weeks.

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