Monday, April 7, 2003

Fight over Ky. coal plant spills over to other states



The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - The battle over a proposed coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky extends beyond the state's borders, an environmentalist says.

"It's important to stop this plant," said John Blair, who leads Valley Watch in Evansville, Ind. "If it gets the financing and permits, it will be followed by additional plants in this region." Blair was referring to Peabody Energy's proposed Thoroughbred plant, to be built in Muhlenberg County's Central City. His group has joined the Sierra Club in opposing the plant, in part because of air pollution concerns.

Blair was one of several speakers who addressed about 25 Sierra Club members from nine states in Louisville over the weekend for the club's Midwest Regional Conference on coal-fired power plants and other concerns.




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