Appalachian Voices and Canary Coalition filed a lawsuit against top ranking Bush Administration officials in U.S. District Court to attempt to stop the federal government from subsidizing nine new coal-fired power plants. The suit asks the court to "revoke or suspend" close to $1 billion in tax credits that would go to the companies building the plants. The suit also claims that the Department of Energy did not follow the National Environmental Policy Act when selecting the plants to receive the credits. Appalachian Voices and Canary Coalition believe that the plants will increase air pollution and global warming. It is highly unlikely that this suit would survive a motion to dismiss.