Judge: Discovery Needed Before Ruling On Legality Of Plant’s Discharges

Mealey's (September 1, 2015, 11:36 AM EDT) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge in Kentucky on Aug. 31 denied motions for summary judgment filed by the Sierra Club and Louisiana Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) in a suit over whether effluent discharges from the company’s plant into the Ohio River comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, holding that more discovery is needed as to the practices at the facility (Sierra Club v. Louisiana Gas & Electric Co., No. 14-cv-391-DJH, W.D. Ky.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115320).

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