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Coal on the Table: People’s Hearings Scheduled Across Georgia

September 30, 2009 by

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Recently,the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued draft permits for a proposed coal plant near Sandersville, Ga.  In response, thousands of citizens from across the state, concerned for their health and electricity costs, called and wrote emails and letters asking EPD to hold multiple permit hearings in cities around the State. However, In addition to […]

Coal Blasting sends Boulder into Kentucky Home

September 30, 2009 by

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Cross post from Sierra Club Compass: We already know that streams don’t matter to the coal industry. Clean Water? Overrated. Mountains and natural beauty are similarly torn apart, removed, for the sake of black gold, the desecrated landscape someone else’s problem. Most often, it’s the locals who pay the price, folks who usually have little […]

Georgia EPD Issues Draft Air Permits and Two Public Hearings!

September 22, 2009 by

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Georgia’s EPD has released draft permits for several of the permits that will be required to operate and construct the coal-fired power plant in Sandersville.  The permits include a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit, which will address the air emissions of such pollutants as mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and more.  The permit can […]

Energy Efficiency could reduce coal plant need!

September 22, 2009 by

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By Associated Press PDF:Georgia Tech energy study ATLANTA — An aggressive strategy to replace aging equipment with more energy efficient products throughout the South would reduce the need to build more coal-fired power plants in the region through 2020, according to a Georgia Tech study released Monday. Advocates are taking the study, funded by the […]

Plant Washington Takes Serious Blow as Investors Pull Out

September 22, 2009 by

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Cross Post from Cleanenergy.org, May 22, 2008 Over the past week, SACE has learned that 4 of the 10 electric membership corporations (EMCs) that came together to propose a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville, GA have dropped their involvement in the dirty coal plant.  With the 4 EMCs leaving the plan, the consortium, dubbed Power4Georgians, […]