OPPOSITION: Center for Energy Matters; Sierra Club; local citizens
BACKGROUND: In 2007 the developer proposed constructing a 650 megawatt unit at the existing Shady Point Generation Plant. It submitted its air permit application in March 2008. Shortly thereafter, it submitted an application to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) for permission to pass through to ratepayers the costs incurred due to new and changed emissions laws to ratepayers. Consumer groups, local citizens, and Sierra Club opposed the request. OCC dismissed the application because its jurisdiction was limited to public utilities, not private merchants like the developer. In November Sierra Club submitted critical comments on the air permit application as part of its national strategy to oppose all coal facilities. In February 2009, the developer withdrew its air permit application due to economic concerns.
LAST UPDATED: December 3, 2010