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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Even Louisiana ...

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 6:07 PM

... is rethinking the wisdom of putting more poison-emitting power plants on line. The chairman of the Louisiana PSC wants Entergy, in light of declining natural gas prices, among other factors, to reconsider converting an old gas-burning generating station into one burning petroleum coke.

Utilities have cancelled some 90 coal-burning plants in recent years. Not Arkansas. Its PSC, its governor and its utility lobby cohort (in reverse order of importance) have made sure that another expensive coal-burning plant will come on-line in SW Ark., no matter the environmental damage near and far-term.

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