OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Sequoyah County Clean Air Coalition; local citizens
BACKGROUND: In 2006 the developer proposed a 500 – 600 mega-watt coal-fired generating plant on the Sallisaw landfill in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Construction costs were estimated at more than $1 billion.
The developer cancelled the project in July 2007 without applying for state permits citing rising steel and other construction costs, though it suggested it might construct a gas plant in the future. Local citizens and Indian tribes opposed development due to potential coal ash and hazardous air pollutant emissions. Sierra Club lists cancellation as a “victory” on its “Stopping the Coal Rush” website.
LAST UPDATED: December 3, 2010