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Conservation group sues over pollution from Big Stone

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PIERRE, S.D. -- A conservation group has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Big Stone Power Plant in South Dakota violated federal environmental laws by failing to install modern pollution controls in the past decade.

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Sierra Club officials said the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in South Dakota, asks a judge to order Otter Tail Power Co. and other owners of the coal-fired plant to install equipment that would reduce pollution at the plant near Milbank.

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