by Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter

A conservative group sued the Energy Department this week for documents on a major carbon capture and storage project in a bid to chip away at a key component of U.S. EPA’s draft rule for curbing greenhouse gases from new power plants.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Monday, asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to order the release of DOE’s financial assistance contract with Southern Co., which received nearly $300 million in federal support for a CCS project in Kemper County, Miss.

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