OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resource Defense Council
BACKGROUND: In April 2006, the developer announced it intended to construct a third 800 megawatt coal unit at its Big Brown facility in Carrollton, Texas. This project was cancelled in February 2007 as part of an agreement between the developer’s new owner and environmental groups who opposed construction. In return, the environmentalists agreed to drop legal challenges against three other Texas coal plants, among other things.
LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2010