ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia judge rejected an air permit allowing
the construction of a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville.
Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker ruled Thursday that state
environmental regulators must reconsider the permit issued to the
developers of Plant Washington because it failed to set limits on
harmful emissions from the plant.
The four environmental groups that challenged the ruling cheered
Walker's decision, saying the plant's developers flouted basic
federal laws designed to protect the public.
Power4Georgians LLC, the consortium behind the project, said in
a statement it was disappointed and surprised by the decision.