News | May 10, 2010

Coal plant in GA challenged on its negative impacts

Public interest groups today filed legal challenges to three state water and air permits for the proposed 850 mega-watt Plant Washington coal power plant in Sandersville, GA. According to documents filed in the Office of State Administrative Hearings, Georgia Environmental Protection Division permits for the proposed Plant Washington would illegally degrade water resources for users and downstream communities along the Oconee River, and allow high levels of harmful pollutants into the air residents breathe. More information is in the press release.