Laramie, Wy – The Mountain Cement Company in Laramie has
agreed to put a filter on one of its kilns as part of a lawsuit
settlement with environmental groups.
The cement company, the Sierra Club and the Biodiversity
Conservation Alliance presented a settlement on Wednesday to
Federal Judge Clarence A. Brimmer. A trial had started Monday in
Brimmer's court over the environmental groups' claims that one of
the cement company's kilns violated air quality regulations.
The company maintains that its operations have not been in
violation of air-quality standards. A lawyer for the company says
company officials were considering installing the new filtration
system regardless of the lawsuit.