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Federal Judge Clears the Way for Alaskan Coal Plant

A federal judge has approved an agreement among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Alaska and an Alaskan power company that will allow a coal plant to reopen by 2015.  Under the agreement, Golden Valley Electric Association agreed to
November 26, 2012

A federal judge has approved an agreement among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Alaska and an Alaskan power company that will allow a coal plant to reopen by 2015.  Under the agreement, 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 on a second unit at the plant, which is estimated to cost about $5 million.  Additionally, the coop will pay $250,000 to help fund the Fairbanks North Star Borough and Denali Borough Woodstove Change-out program, which it said will help alleviate the particulate matter problems in the interior portion of the state.  The full story is available here (subscription required).

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