Some things never change.

The Conservation Law Foundation filed suit this week “alleging” (don’t you love it?) that the Salem Harbor Power Station continues to violate the standards of the Clean Air Act. So what else is new?

Located in Salem, Mass., the plant was built in 1951, and burns both coal and oil to generate electricity.

Today, it holds the distinction of being one of the two dirtiest power plants in the state. It’s been an ongoing campaign by various organizations to get them to clean up their act or close down.

It’s been a case of promises made, and promises broken.

Dominion, the current owners, took over in 2005 with promises to comply with clean air regulations. CLF’s lawsuit alleges they have repeatedly failed to do so.

CLF has had success in the past, let’s hope they prevail again.

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