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Sierra Club: Blakely coal plant dropped

The Sierra Club says the proposed coal-powered plant for Early County has been shelved by LS Power.

In a news release, the Sierra Club states: "The country’s longest-running campaign against construction of a new coal plant ended today as LS Power, a New Jersey-based power company, announced that it will cancel plans to build the Longleaf Energy Station in Blakely, GA. Sierra Club, Friends of the Chattahoochee and GreenLaw have been organizing against the Longleaf coal plant since it was first proposed in 2001. This victory comes as part of a legal agreement between LS Power and Sierra Club."

We are attempting to contact LS Power.

More details will be added as they develop.

Comments

Concerned622 2 years, 4 months ago

Sorry, Early County. There went your jobs.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

.......and they call this a "Victory".

"Woe to those who call Evil good and Good evil." God Said It!

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gotanyfacts 2 years, 4 months ago

While I have mixed feelings about the coal plant, it is unfortunate that groups can use the courts to bleed companies into submission. Such groups know that, even though they can't win a case in court, they can file, refile and manipulate the system until companies consider the financial losses are not worth it. Legal bullying that ends up killing jobs and raising the cost of energy for everyone.

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southwestga 2 years, 4 months ago

The proposed plant was a terrible idea. It was a dirty, polluting, dangerous menace to public health. The idea was to pollute South Georgia's air and water, and send the energy some other place. It was just another way to give South Georgia's water resources away. Of course, there wasn't even a buyer for the energy. The few permanent jibs created would have gone mostly to outsiders, as would have all the construction jobs. It was a case of big city shysters trying to take advantage of a rural area.

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gotanyfacts 2 years, 4 months ago

I hate to call a post nonsensical, but... as soon as you said the reason for the plant was to pollute south Georgia's air and water, it was apparent that facts, common sense and logic are not the basis of your opinions. You really should ask yourself, when you hear claims like this, "why would anyone want to spend millions of dollars to build a plant if there are no customers for the product?" Oh, you think they will run the plant, producing electricity for no one in order to pollute south Georgia. (big sigh)

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Moe 2 years, 4 months ago

How is this any different from Judy Bowles and Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful killing jobs in Albany?

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TrixibelleBento 2 years, 4 months ago

Now I like animals, trees and the environment as much as the next person, but what has the Sierra Club done to create jobs? If you listen to them, every type of energy created has pollutants. Are we going to start reading by gas lantern next, or is that too dirty? It's a shame that Early County will now suffer economically after a group outside of Early County made their decision for them.

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