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Eco group files lawsuit to halt REC’s U.S. plant

An environmental group has filed a U.S. lawsuit seeking to halt the construction and start-up of Renewable Energy Corporation’s (REC) (REC.OL) silicon plants in Moses Lake, Washington, the group said in a statement.

Norway-based solar energy components producer REC, which took analysts and investors on a tour of its Moses Lake facility on Tuesday, was not immediately available for comment.

The group, which calls itself “RECisEXCEPTIONAL”, says REC’s expansion project failed to comply with safety and environmental requirements under the federal Clean Air Act.

“The lawsuit seeks to halt the construction, start-up and operations of two industrial facilities, known as Silicon III and Silicon IV,” said the suit, according to a copy of the document posted on RECisEXCEPTIONAL’s website.

The suit was filed in the U.S. district court in Spokane, Washington, by attorney Gregory McElroy, the group said.

Via Wojciech Moskwa and Joergen Frich