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Nelson Dewey III, Cassville, WI

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Clean Wisconsin PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2007 the developer proposed a 300 megawatt, $800 million coal and biomass unit at the Nelson Dewey facility in Cassville, Wisconsin. Sierra Club and others opposed the plant … Continue reading

Medicine Bow Project, Carbon County, WY

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In 2006 the developer proposed construction of a $2 billion coal to liquid facility to produce up to 21,000 barrels per day of gasoline and other products … Continue reading

Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demo Project, Rainelle, WV

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Local citizens PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2002 a consortium of three municipalities and the U.S. Department of Energy agreed to move forward with a 75 megawatt, $215 million waste coal gasification plant in … Continue reading

Longview Project, Maidsville, Monongalia County, WV

STATUS: In progress TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Local citizens PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: In 2002 the developer proposed construction of a 600 megawatt, $1.5 billion coal plant in Monongalia County, West Virginia.  In March 2004, the West Virginia Department of Environmental … Continue reading

Pacific Mountain Energy Center, Kalama, WA

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2006 a consortium of local utilities proposed a 793 megawatt, $1.5 billion integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility to turn coal, petroleum coke or other feedstock into gas and … Continue reading

Cypress Creek, Dendron, VA

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Local citizens PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In December 2008, the developer proposed a 1,500 megawatt $6 billion plant in Dendron, Virginia.  In February 2009, the developer submitted air permit applications, including a maximum available … Continue reading

Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (Wise County Plant), Virginia City, VA

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Southern Environmental Law Center PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: In July 2007, the developer proposed construction of a 585 megawatt, $1.6 billion coal plant in St. … Continue reading

PacifiCorp’s Intermountain Power Project Unit 3, Utah

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2002 the developer proposed a 950 megawatt “Unit 3” coal plant at the Intermountain Power Project station in Millard County, Utah.  It was granted an air … Continue reading

Sevier Plant, Sigurd, UT

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In October 2004, the developer received a Utah Division of Air Quality permit to construct and operate a 270 megawatt, $598 million coal plant.  Sierra Club and … Continue reading

Deseret Bonanza Plant, Utah

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In 2004 the developer applied for a PSD permit to build a new 110 megawatt waste coal-fired unit at the Bonanza Power Plant. In its … Continue reading