Wis. Regulators Reject Coal Power Plant

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- For the first time in the state's history, Wisconsin utility regulators have unanimously rejected a plan to build a $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant that the state said is too costly compared with other energy options.

In an oral decision issued Tuesday, the three commissioners of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin denied a plan proposed by Wisconsin Power and Light to build a new 300-megawatt coal-fired electricity facility along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin that the company claims it needs to meet the future...
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