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Kentucky Mountain Power, Knott County

STATUS:  Canceled
 
TYPE:
Coal

OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club

PROSPECTS: Unlikely

BACKGROUND: In May 2001, Kentucky Mountain Power was granted an air permit to construct a 520-MW coal-fired power plant in Knott County, Kentucky.  The project faced numerous construction delays over a four year period and a renewal application was filed.  State regulators found that the permit had expired and terminated the permit renewal application.  The company petitioned that decision to the Kentucky Office of Administrative Hearings.  The Sierra Club filed as an intervenor in the proceedings, arguing that the permit had expired and terminated and that the company must start the permitting process over from the beginning if it wanted to continue construction.  In November 2008, the Kentucky State Office of Administrative Hearings rejected the proposed plant. 
 
SOURCES: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/cctc/ccpi/proposal-pdf/kympabs.pdf 
http://www.kftc.org/blog/archive/2008/11/25/clean-energy-victory-proposed-outdated-kentucky-coal-plant-rejected
http://psc.ky.gov/agencies/psc/siting_board/press/092002/0905_r01.pdf
http://www.southernstudies.org/2008/11/energy-watch-a-kentucky-victory-in-the-fight-against-dirty-coal.html

LAST UPDATED: November 22, 2010