Planned Texas coal-fired power plant cancelled

A coal-fired power plant planned for the Texas Gulf Coast has been will no longer be built.

A coal-fired power plant planned for the Texas Gulf Coast has been will no longer be built. White Stallion Energy Center announced it has suspended work on the 1,200-megawatt power project in Matagorda County, Texas, some 90 miles from Houston.

The proposed White Stallion plant had received opposition nearly from its 2008 inception. Concerns were raised the plant would use large amount of public water. Matagorda County is a currently drought-stricken area. White Stallion’s COO also put some of the blame on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. COO Randy Bird said rules proposed by the agency would have limited the plant’s potential. That, combined with the competitive price of natural gas, reduced the potential benefits of the coal plant.

White Stallion had made several changes to the development plan to ease opposition fears. In 2011, a dry-cooling method was added, to reduce water usage. It did little to assuage fears, and a month later, the Lower Colorado River Authority voted not to grant water for the project.

White Stallion Energy Center announced it has suspended work on the 1,200-megawatt power project in Matagorda County, Texas, some 90 miles from Houston.

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