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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.

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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