Adirondack Council joins lawsuit against EPA

The Adirondack Council is joining a lawsuit against the EPA. They claim the government failed to require the use of pollution control equipment at 19 midwestern power plans that burn coal, contributing to acid rain and smog in the Adirondack Park. The council says the park has suffered the worst acid rain damage in the nation, killing high-elevation forest and releases toxic metals into the soil. The power plants responsible, according to the lawsuit, are in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky.