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Lead utility drops out of Big Stone II

Joshua Van Hoesen

September 12, 2009

From The Associated Press   MINNEAPOLIS – The utility leading an effort to build a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in South Dakota pulled out of the project Friday, citing the economic downturn and uncertainty about climate change legislation to regulate carbon emissions. The decisio...

Federal survey finds coal ash sites in 35 states

Maideline Sanchez

September 8, 2009

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON – The toxic leftovers from burning coal for power are sitting in nearly 600 sites in 35 states, according to a federal survey released Tuesday. Spills have occurred at 34 of those sites over the last decade. Many of the spills were minor compared with the...

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