Franklin County Power of Ill. v. Sierra Club

Topic(s): 
Hazardous Substances and Environmental Protection
Docket Number: 
8-1304
Case Description: 

Environmental Law: Clean Air Act

The question presented in this case was:

Whether the Sierra Club submitted sufficient evidence to show that one of its members, Barbara McKasson, would be injured by petitioners’ construction, without a valid Clean Air Act permit, of a large, coal-fired power plant three miles from a park that McKasson regularly visits; and, if so, whether McKasson’s injury is traceable to petitioners’ conduct and could be redressed by an injunction prohibiting construction of the plant until petitioners obtain a valid permit.

Greg Beck and Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen were co-counsel for the respondent, and the Court denied cert.