Campaign: Power

Power plant rejected Arkansas is in trouble

..China is the dominant player. The country is on track to add 562 new coal-fired plants - India will add 213 new coal-fired power plants;

 

The Arkansas Court of Appeals today overturned Public Service Commission approval of a construction permit for SWEPCO's proposed power plant in southwest Arkansas. Inadequate assessment. It ordered a new PSC hearing on environmental and other issues.

 

Glen Hooks of the Sierra Club says the decision is a tremendous victory for Arkansas. "The Court of Appeals stopped an incredibly dirty coal-burning power plant proposed for the Natural State. By doing so, the Court protected our environmental, public, and economic health. Coal is a risky investment in 2009--Arkansas shouldn't gamble her future on it."

 

Read more here: http://www.arktimes.com/blogs/shale/2009/06/huge_news.aspx

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