Power4Georgians cancels plans for new coal-fired power plant

Power4Georgians has decided to cancel the proposed Ben Hill coal-fired power plant in Ben Hill County, Ga.

In exchange, environmental groups that objected to the construction of Ben Hill, including the Sierra Club, will not object to another coal-burning power plant proposed by Power4Georgians – Plant Washington, near Sandersville in Washington County. Power4Georgians has also agreed to comply with the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standard by investing $5 million in energy efficiency and renewable projects.
The agreement allows Power4Georgians to obtain final design, construction and operating permits for the 850 MW, $2.1 billion Plant Washington.

The settlement agreement is pending approval by each of the groups.

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