Contact Us

PPL Sues EPA to Keep Power Plant Data Secret

KGVO State-Wide & Regional News
KGVO State-Wide & Regional News
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — PPL Montana is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the EPA from releasing data about its Colstrip power plant.

The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Billings says that the data the EPA plans to release includes capital improvement projects that the company considers confidential. The power company claims the release of that information could allow PPL’s competitors to gain market advantage.

The Montana Environmental Information Center and the Sierra Club had requested the information through the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Anne Hedges of the MEIC says she first made the request two years ago to find out what upgrades the 1970s-era coal-fired plant has undergone and whether it is in compliance with the law.

PPL spokesman David Hoffman declined to comment.

More From News Talk KGVO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!