A federal court ruling deals a blow to Wisconsin environmental groups trying to clean up power plants.
Clean Wisconsin and other environmental groups challenged the pollution agreement between WE Energies and The EPA back in 2003.
Attorney Pam McGillivray argued the case for Clean Wisconsin. She says the consent decree didn't go far enough in correcting violations of the Clean Air Act.
The federal judge just issued his ruling this week supporting the clean-up plan that he says will help public health and the environment.
But McGillivray argues there's one notable exception. The plan apparently does not include the Menomonee Valley power plant in downtown Milwaukee.
A We Energies spokesman says the utility is pleased with the ruling and will continue to do pollution control work on the Menomonee Valley plant as well as others in the system.
Clean Wisconsin hasn't decided yet whether to appeal the ruling.