• Dynegy is the owner and operator of thirty one coal, fuel oil, and natural gas power plants, located across the United States.
• Despite multiple reports and scientific evidence illuminating the danger of coal-fired power, Dynegy has proposed the construction of six new coal plants.
• Civil lawsuits have been filed against Dynegy, accusing the company of violating the Clean Air Act.
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-- Profile Updated 08/05/2010
Based in Houston, TX, Dynegy is a large merchant power provider that owns and develops of coal, fuel oil, and natural gas power plants. The company's controls 31 power generation facilities in the Western, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States, and plans to build six new coal plants, more than any other utility in the country, thus earning the title 'New King of Coal'.
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Clean Up Dynegy
Dynegy has proposed construction of six new coal-fired power plants across the United States. Join the Sierra Club's efforts to stop this expansion, and learn how you can get involved near your home state.
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Houston, TX 77002 USA
Citing an uncertain economy and regulatory pressures--thanks in large part to environmental organizations pushing for stricter emissions standards--Dynegy CEO Bruce Williamson announced his company was dissolving its relationship with LS Power Associates with whom it had plans to build 6 new coal-fired power plants. One of these plants is already under construction in Arkansas and Dynegy has not officially said it was going to cancel it plans for a plant in Texas but four other plants throughout the US will no longer be built by Dynegy. LS Power can build them if it wishes, but it is a much smaller company than Dynegy and likely does not have the capital to go forward with construction of these plants.
-- Green America, 01/05/2009
Sierra Club filed a civil lawsuit against Dynegy. They claim the Sandy Creek Energy Facility violates the federal Clean Air Act because officials have not determined whether the project's emissions controls will meet the Maximum Achievable Control Technology provisions.
-- Reuters, 08/29/2008
Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore stopped Dynegy from building a coal-fired plant in Early County, Georgia, ruling that an administrative law judge should not have approved the plant's permit because it didn't limit the plant's carbon dioxide emissions. The decision is the first U.S. court ruling that says CO2 emissions must be considered when building a power plant. Moore's decision was based on her interpretation of a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that says the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate CO2. Moore wrote that the U.S. Supreme Court said that CO2 is an air pollutant under the Clean Air Act. She also stated the notion that CO2 is subject to regulation under the federal statute is further underscored by federal regulations that require monitoring of CO2 emissions.
-- Law.com, 08/04/2008
Source URL: www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202423484547
In June 2007 the Sierra Club published a report entitled, "The Dirty Truth about Coal: Why Yesterday's Technology Should Not Be Part of Tomorrow's Energy Future." This report highlights many of the industry's dirty secrets, and illustrates the societal and economic consequences of coal power, which is produced by Dynegy plants.
-- Sierra Club, 06/01/2007
Ethics and Governance
Bruce A. Williamson, CEO of Dynegy, was a runner up for the Fossil Fool Award for the promotion of dirty coal power.
-- Rainforest Action Network, 04/03/2008
In 2007, Bruce A. Williamson raked in $7,757,804 in total compensation according to the SEC. According to the AFL-CIO's calculation method, this CEO raked in $6,782,560 in total 2007 compensation.
-- AFL-CIO, 01/01/2008