FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2002
TDD (202) 514-1888
STATEMENT OF TOM SANSONETTI, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION
The following statement was issued by Assistant Attorney General Tom Sansonetti following the hearing today before the 11th Circuit of Appeals in Atlanta regarding the TVA v. EPA case:
"We are pleased with our presentation of the case today. It demonstrated the Justice Department's continued strong commitment to enforcing the nation's Clean Air laws. We believe that the enforcement action taken against TVA was consistently fair, reasonable and in the public interest. We await the court's decision."
The federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse an administrative order to clean its coal-fired power plants under the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act.