Tifton GazetteApril 11, 2012
FITZGERALD — Clean air advocates and environmental groups won a victory Tuesday when Power4Georgians, the only company trying to develop new coal plants in Georgia, agreed to comply with new safeguards against mercury pollution. The company also agreed to cancel the proposed Plant Ben Hill coal-fired power plant and invest $5 million in energy efficiency and renewable projects.
The Sierra Club, the Fall Line Alliance for a Clean Environment, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, represented by GreenLaw and the Southern Environmental Law Center, successfully challenged the permit for Plant Washington issued by the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection and the settlement agreement is pending approval by each group.
If built, P4G’s Plant Washington will have to meet the much more protective emission standards for mercury and other air toxins.
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