An environmental coalition has settled a lawsuit trying to block water discharge from a proposed coal-fired power plant. The Georgians for Clean Energy Coalition says, the plant developer has agreed to limit the temperature of the water they plan to put in the Oconee River. The Sierra Club says, limiting the discharge temperature will protect fish.
A Georgia judge rejected an air permit allowing the construction of a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker ruled Thursday that state environmental regulators must reconsider the permit issued to the developers of Plant Washington.
The state Environmental Protection Division held a public meeting Tuesday on water use of a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Some residents expressed concern about the plant’s impact on their water supply.
The Environmental Protection division is holding a public hearing on water use by a proposed coal plant in Washington County Tuesday. At issue is the water permit for the plant proposed by Power4 Georgians. It would pump water from the Oconee river, to be used in the Ogeechee river basin. Any unused water, about 11 percent, would be returned to the Oconee.