"Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Cancelled in Georgia"

"ATLANTA -- Clean air advocates and environmental groups won a victory Monday when the utility consortium Power4Georgians agreed to cancel its proposal to build a coal-fired power plant near Fitzgerald in Ben Hill County, Georgia."

"In exchange, the groups will not pursue their objections to another coal-burning power plant proposed by Power4Georgians - Plant Washington near Sandersville in Washington County. The consortium also agreed to comply with new safeguards against mercury pollution and invest $5 million in energy efficiency and renewable projects.

The agreement clears the way for Power4Georgians to obtain final design, construction and operating permits for the 850-megawatt $2.1 billion Plant Washington."

Environment News Service had the story April 10, 2012.

Source: ENS, 04/11/2012