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Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

STEVENSON, Alabama, January 9, 2009 (ENS) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has had a second waste spill in three weeks at one of its coal-fired power plants. A 10,000 gallon leak of process water from the gypsum pond at the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Stevenson, Alabama was discovered just before dawn this morning. TVA…

New York Governor Encourages Unique Clean Coal Plant

New York Governor Encourages Unique Clean Coal Plant

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson Tuesday announced that the state would offer up to $6 million in financial support for construction of a coal-fired power demonstration plant in Jamestown that will be the first of its kind in the world. The Jamestown coal plant would burn coal…

Greenpeace Dumps Coal at Philippines Environment Ministry, Wins Review

Greenpeace Dumps Coal at Philippines Environment Ministry, Wins Review

MANILA, Philippines, April 19, 2008 (ENS) – Philippines Environment Secretary Lito Atienza has agreed to review the environmental compliance certificate for a proposed coal plant in Iloilo City following a dialogue with Greenpeace representatives. Greenpeace activists dumped half a ton of coal at the entrance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DENR, on…

Virginia Law Requiring Use of Virginia Coal May Be Unconstitutional

Virginia Law Requiring Use of Virginia Coal May Be Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Virginia, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – A state law passed last year to encourage construction of a power plant in southwestern Virginia requires the plant to burn Virginia coal. This provision makes the law unconstitutional, the Southern Environmental Law Center said in a filing with the State Corporation Commission, SCC, challenging the law. By…