Ga. Judge OKs First Coal-Fired Plant Permit In 20 Years

Law360, New York (January 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An administrative judge on Friday affirmed a controversial permit granted to Longleaf Energy Associates LLC for a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Georgia, the first to be approved in the state in 20 years.

Longleaf, developed by LS Power Development LLC, received an air quality permit from the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in May 2007 to construct and operate the plant.

The Sierra Club and a group of concerned citizens called Friends of the Chattahoochee Inc. alleged that the proposed...
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