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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 9:26am

Public Hearing to Discuss Proposed Coal Plant

Tonight the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is holding a public hearing on pollution levels for a proposed coal-fired plant.

The hearing comes this evening in Early County, where the proposed plant would be located.

The permitting process is playing a central role in legal battles over the plant.

Environmentalists want permits required for carbon dioxide emissions, saying they contribute to global warming.

The company that wants to build the plant, along with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, say the Clean Air Act does not require permits for carbon dioxide.

The Georgia Supreme Court is now considering whether to hear the case.

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