Massive Victory Over Coal Plant: Dirty Energy Is Once Again Halted
After hard work by a coalition of environmental groups including the Center for Biological Diversity, plans to build one of the largest and most heavily polluting coal plants in the West have been called off.
When the Bureau of Land Management refused to properly address the project’s impact, the Centerfor Biological Diversity and their many allies appealed its approval. Now the plant’s proponents have abandoned the project altogether.
The White Pine Energy Station, which was to be sited just 30 miles from Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, would have spewed nearly 13 million tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide into the air each year (not to mention air-polluting mercury, sulfur dioxide and fine soot). It also would have required the sale (and degradation) of 1,281 acres of natural pristine public lands.
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