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Last updated 10:55PM ET
September 18, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
No clean coal power plant in southern West Virginia
(WOUB) - The U.S. Department of Energy has
dropped a proposed $416 million clean coal power plant in southern
West Virginia.

DOE spokesman Joe Culver says the project wasn't likely to succeed. The agency pulled the plug on Western Greenbrier Co-Generation's 98-megawatt plant in June, about two months after approving up to $107.5 million in financing. DOE also spent more than $8 million on planning.

Western Greenbrier's Wayne Brown says the project's future now looks grim. The company has struggled to solidify financing and missed a $100,000 loan payment last November. The project also
faced a court challenge by an environmental group that objected to
its state permits.

Western Greenbrier planned to fuel the plant with coal waste.
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