[ RadSafe ] Attack on coal-fired plants

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Jan 14 20:42:56 CST 2008

Jan. 14

	This link is to an MSNBC article about a legal and lobbying attack on the 
construction of new coal-fired plants.  Naturally the Sierra Club figures 
prominently in this.


	The article begins:

	"In federal and state courtrooms across the country, environmental groups 
are putting coal-fueled power plants on trial in a bid to slow the 
industry's biggest construction boom in decades.

	"At least four dozen coal plants are being contested in 29 states, 
according to a recent Associated Press tally. The targeted utilities 
include giants like Peabody Energy and American Electric Power down to 
small rural cooperatives.

	"From lawsuits and administrative appeals against the companies, to 
lobbying pressure on federal and state regulators, the coordinated 
offensive against coal is emerging as a pivotal front in the debate over 
global warming.

	"Our goal is to oppose these projects at each and every stage, from zoning 
and air and water permits, to their mining permits and new coal railroads," 
said Bruce Nilles, a Sierra Club attorney who directs the group's national 
coal campaign. "They know they don't have an answer to global warming, so 
they're fighting for their life."

	It's a two part article with a link at the end of part one to take you to 
part two.

Steven Dapra
sjd at swcp.com

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