OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Capital Medical Society; State of Florida (Charlie Crist)
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, JEA, the City of Tallahassee, Fla., and Reedy Creek Improvement District proposed construction of an 800 megawatt coal plant called the Taylor Energy Center. Opponents charged the plant would contribute to anthropogenic climate change. In September 2006, Taylor filed a Determination of Need with the Florida Public Service Commission (Docket no. 060635). In May 2007, the Taylor Energy Center filed a Site Certification Application, initiating an approval process expected to last one to two years, and in June 2007 a hearing was held to consider land-use changes. In July 2007, shortly before a climate change summit called by Florida Governor Crist, the plant sponsors announced a suspension of permitting activities.
LAST UPDATED: November 10, 2010