Coal, Emissions

Turk coal-fired plant could keep air permit

22 January 2010– An American Electric Power unit won a recommendation from an Arkansas environment board to keep an air permit for its $1.6 billion, 600 MW Turk coal-fired plant, which is under construction.

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission voted 7 to 1 to accept the recommendation of a hearing officer to turn away the appeal of the permit issued to Southwest Electric Power Corp. Environmental groups and nearby landowners are appealing the permit.

The Arkansas Court of Appeals earlier threw out a separate permit issued by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, a ruling that SWEPCO is appealing to the state Supreme Court.
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