Since last year, the Sierra Club has partnered with Audubon and the Hempstead County Hunting Club to mount a legal challenge to the construction of the plant.
Arkansas field organizer Lev Guter said, “We are thrilled with the 8th Circuit’s decision to protect the wetlands and water resources jeopardized by the proposed Turk coal plant. Today’s ruling marks an historic victory to protect Arkansans’ public health from the devastation that dirty coal has on our water quality. Our victory is twofold: not only has the Court spared destroying Arkansas’ water resources, but we are one giant step closer towards stopping the burning of more dirty coal, which poisons our health.”
In addition to this important legal milestone, our injunction victory received good local press coverage from ArkansasMatters.com and the Arkansas Times.