Ga. OKs Power Plant Closures Sparked By EPA Rule

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The Georgia Public Service Commission gave Georgia Power the go-ahead to close two coal-fired power plants and an oil-fired generation unit because of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, the commission announced Tuesday.

The closures are the latest in a growing number of coal and oil-fired power plant shutdowns coming on the heels of the EPA's new standards that limit mercury and other toxic emissions.

In a 4-1 vote, the GPSC approved Georgia Power's plans to shutter the facilities due to what Georgia Power described in...
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