Tue., July 24, 2012 3:54pm
The EPA is reconsidering federal standards for air emissions. Any changes could impact Plant Washington in Sandersville. EPA calls reconsideration "routine".
Fri., July 13, 2012 4:16pm
The coalition of electric membership cooperatives planning a new coal plant in Washington County are off the hook for the rest of the plant’s planning and development costs. The newest partner in the plan has agreed to pay the rest.
Fri., April 20, 2012 8:00am
Power4Georgians spokesman Dean Alford said Thursday that the Denver-based Taylor Energy Fund LLC has formally joined the project to build Plant Washington near Sandersville.
Tue., April 10, 2012 3:50pm
A coalition of Electric Membership Cooperatives is pulling out of Plant Ben Hill in South Georgia. However, the coalition has reached an agreement with their environmental group opponents on Plant Washington in Middle Georgia. Both plants have been a font of litigation since their inception.
Wed., January 25, 2012 11:00am
Electric cooperative Cobb EMC has decided to end its involvement in development of the proposed Plant Washington coal plant near Sandersville. The Marietta-based co-op has contributed $13 million toward the project thus far.
Thu., June 23, 2011 5:50am
A new report from Georgia Watch says customers of the electric cooperatives who buy power from Plant Washington could see a 10 percent to 20 percent jump in their monthly bills. That would mean, on average, an additional $200 per year. The group building the plant, Power4Georgians, said the report makes too many assumptions about rising construction costs.
Thu., June 9, 2011 5:56pm
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.
Wed., March 2, 2011 5:01pm
EPD issues new water permits for Plant Washington. Air permit still pending. Environmentalists may appeal decision.
Fri., December 17, 2010 4:38pm
Judge Ronit Walker says permit does not set proper limits on emissions. Environmentalists applaud decision. Power4Georgians plans to move forward.
Fri., December 17, 2010 9:39am
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.