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Plans for coal-fired plant rejected

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission today rejected a request from three utilities that they be allowed to move ahead with plans to build a coal-fired power plant.

The commission voted 2-1 to turn down the proposal by Oklahoma Gas & Electric, American Electric-Power Service Company of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority.

The plant was estimated to cost about $1.8 billion and would have been built in Red Rock in Noble County about 80 miles north of Oklahoma City.