Monroe not backing down from coke plant fight

Monroe City Council to appeal dismissal of lawsuit in federal court.

The City of Monroe is not backing down in its fight to block a proposed $340 million coke plant in Middletown near the Monroe border.  Monroe City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 8, to appeal the dismissal of the city's Clean Air Act citizen lawsuit in federal court against Middletown Coke Company and its parent entity, SunCoke Energy.