OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Co-op America
BACKGROUND: In 2002 the developer proposed a $1.5 billion 600 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Conneaut, Ohio. It apparently applied for an air permit in 2004, but the application was returned by the Ohio EPA. In 2006, it was reported that the developer had cancelled the plant. A special interest group called “Co-Op America” credited itself with creating a successful consumer action campaign in helping halt construction, preventing "dirty coal power" and leading a "transition toward cleaner energy solutions." Sierra Club lists the plant as a “victory” on its website “Stopping the Coal Rush”.
LAST UPDATED: December 1, 2010