More Coal Proposals Nixed Amid Pollution Worries

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- At least 59 proposed projects to build coal-fired electricity-generating plants were rejected or stalled last year as environmental concerns took center stage.

Regulators approved 150 coal plant projects between 2000 and 2006. But worries about global warming, increased regulatory attention and the growing backing behind renewable energy sources have all worked to push coal plants back to the sidelines, according to, the Center for Media and Democracy's portal for public agenda issues.

SourceWatch reviewed a number of databases maintained by organizations including the Department of...
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