Eliot’s board of selectmen has agreed to petition the EPA to investigate emissions from the coal-fired Schiller Station power plant in Portsmouth.
The southern Maine town of Eliot is petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate what it says is dangerous air pollution from a New Hampshire power plant.
The town’s board of selectmen Thursday unanimously agreed to send a so-called Good Neighbor Petition to the agency, asking it to investigate whether the coal-fired Schiller Station plant in Portsmouth has violated the Clean Air Act.
In June, Eliot residents voted in favor of filing the petition, after the Sierra Club issued a report indicating that sulfur dioxide emissions from the plant had exceeded EPA standards, according to the Portsmouth Herald.
The plant is owned by Public Service of New Hampshire, which says tests show that emissions from the plant were within EPA standards.