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Tucson Electric Power, which had been mulling this decision for a while, said Aug. 13 that it is ending the use of coal at its largest local power plant, the Sundt facility, as part of a plan to diversify the resources it relies on for generating capacity.
The Sierra Club said Aug. 12 that at a hearing that day held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Belton, Texas, local residents planned to call on the Corps to protect Texas lands, streams and wetlands from the destructive practice of strip mining for lignite coal.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Aug. 11 that she is leading 16 other attorneys general in a legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for illegally invalidating the individual air quality protection plans in those states.
Navasota North Country Peakers Operating Co. I LLC is nearing a final decision from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a gas-fired, 549-MW peaking project featuring three General Electric combustion turbines to be located in Grayson County, Texas.
Various parties filed Aug. 12 comments with the New York State Public Service Commission about a June 1 proposed blueprint from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for large-scale renewable energy projects.
Regulated utility subsidiaries of Southern Co. had a busy time in the second quarter of this year retiring coal-fired capacity, mostly timed based on the April 16 compliance deadline under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
Amidst a swirl of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, lawsuits filed against those regulations, and possible actions by Congress related to those regulations, the Illinois EPA asked the Illinois Pollution Control Board for an indefinite delay in the board's review of the state agency's own proposed regulations on coal...
Alliant Energy said that its Interstate Power and Light unit is already well along on complying with a consent decree worked out with various parties and filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
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