Coal plant delayed again

The state Environmental Protection Division is doing over the 2009 public comment process that preceded its issuance of the plant's air permit.

The do-over began Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, an administrative law judge dismissed an appeal of the EPD's decision to permit the plant.

That appeal, filed by GreenLaw on behalf of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chattahoochee, said the state had granted the plant an air emissions permit without conducting a proper public comment process.

The Early County plant is one of two planned in Georgia.  It's a project of New Jersey-based LS Power.

A group of electric cooperatives led by Marietta-based Cobb EMC is planning the second plant, which would be in the middle of the state.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.