Judge Allows Coal Plant to Move Forward

A federal judge has approved an agreement concerning the restart of the Healy Clean Coal Plant.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS - A federal judge has approved an agreement concerning the restart of the Healy Clean Coal Plant.

The agreement is between Golden Valley Electric Association, the state of Alaska and federal regulators.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner citing a GVEA news release - says that U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline approved the agreement on Monday.

GVEA interim President and CEO Cory Borgeson says the proposal to provide Interior Alaskans with a reliable and long-term lower cost power supply is moving forward.

The $300 million plant, built with substantial federal investment, operated sporadically in the late 1990s and closed in 2000 after a spotty record of reliability and safety concerns.

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