Sierra Club sues Energy Department over long-awaited grid study

The US environmental organization said the agency did not respond to open records requests seeking information about internal deliberations and outside communications over the US electric grid study.

In April the Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study into the reliability of the electric grid, examining whether the growth of renewable power — and the decline of coal and nuclear generation — is putting the country’s electricity system at risk the Hill writes.

“If the Trump administration refuses to be transparent in accordance with the law and continues to raise suspicion that it will interfere with the process, we have no choice but to take them to court”, said Mary Anne Hitt, the director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, in a statement.


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