Coal-plant plan panned

Environmentalists opposed to a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia say they’re planning to appeal a judge’s recent decision to allow the project to move forward.

The Sierra Club, GreenLaw and Friends of the Chattahoochee had been fighting the planned facility based on an air permit granted by the state Environmental Protection Division. The groups, reported the Atlantic Journal-Constitution, claim the permit isn’t strict enough.

New Jersey-based LS Power Corp. and Houston-based Dynegy have been working for five years on the proposed facility. If successful, the companies will build the first new coal plant in Georgia in two decades. It would be constructed along the Chattahoochee River.