"Georgia Court Rejects Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Power Plant"

"ATLANTA -- A Georgia administrative law court has sided with two citizen groups opposed to the proposed Longleaf coal-fired power plant in Blakely, Georgia, designed to be the largest coal plant in the nation.

According to the ruling issued April 19, a permit issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, EPD, did not sufficiently limit harmful air pollution that will be emitted by the plant, to be located in southwestern Georgia.

EPD must reconsider its permit after the court found flaws in provisions designed to make Longleaf a 'minor' source of pollution for toxic air pollutants."

Environment News Service had the story April 20, 2011.

Friday, April 22, 2011