Sierra Club sues DNR over power plant records
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Sierra Club is asking a judge to force the Department of Natural Resources to release public records related to alleged Clean Air Act violations at state-run power plants.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, the environmental group alleges the DNR is violating the state’s open records law by failing to release the records.
The Sierra Club asked in October for DNR records related to its claims that power plants at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire should be required to install pollution controls.
The group also sought DNR records relating to a study that found the plants were not violating the Clean Air Act, which the Sierra Club disputes.
The lawsuit claims DNR hasn’t released any responsive records.