Consent Decree Clears Way For Alaska Clean Coal Plant

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 5:42 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Alaska and an Alaskan power company looking to expand its capacity, clearing the way for a coal plant to reopen by 2015.

Under the agreement, rural electric cooperative Golden Valley Electric Association agreed to install the most rigorous emission controls available on coal-fired electric generating units at the Healy Clean Coal Plant at an estimated cost of $40 million, and will also install additional nitrous oxide controls...
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