Eight years after its twin in Ben Hill County got cancelled, another one also proposed by Power4Georgians is ended.
This was the last coal plant proposed in the U.S.
On with solar power!
Photo: Ray Henry, AP, in
Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant,
And if GA-EPD can say time’s up,
the Army Corps can say it for Twin Pines Minerals’ proposed titanium mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, and FERC can do that for Sabal Trail’s Phase II.
Remember, only a decade ago Big Coal seemed invincible.
Next to fall: “natural” gas.
Nedra Rhone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 15 April 2020,
State EPD closes book on proposed coal plant in Middle Georgia,
In a March 6 letter addressed to Power4Georgians — most
recently headed by former Georgia Board of Regents member Dean
Alford — the state Environmental Protection Division denied an
April 2016 request to extend the plant’s construction permit. The
project had been dormant for several years, and the letter
represents the paperwork to officially close the file, said Kevin
Chambers, spokesman for the EPD. The permit revocation is final, and
a new permit application would be required for any future project,
“I am thankful for the EPD’s decision so we can move on from
this outdated and unnecessary project,” said Katherine
Cummings, a member of the Washington County-based Fall-line Alliance
for a Clean Environment (FACE) and a longtime critic of the
12-year-old project. “Plant Washington posed a threat to
family budgets, community health, and natural resources in and
beyond Middle Georgia. It’s certainly a moment of closure and relief
that this polluting giant will never be built.”
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