Sierra Club Says Georgia Power Coal Ash Plans Violate CWA

Sierra Club Says Georgia Power Coal Ash Plans Violate CWA

The Sierra Club sent Georgia Power Co. a notice of intent to sue Monday, arguing that the company's plans for dealing with coal ash at several of its power plants violate the Clean Water Act because it did not obtain the proper National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits.

The 60-day notice says that the company's plans to drain water from its coal ash ponds, which contain harmful chemicals, as part of an effort to close them will allow wastewater to enter the state's waterways.