Michigan Denies Air Permit for Holland’s Proposed Coal Plant
August 21, 2010
On August 20, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment denied the air permit for the city of Holland's proposed 78-MW coal plant. The state rejected it on the grounds that the plant is not needed and did not adequately consider clean energy alternatives. This decision marks the second proposed coal plant that Michigan has rejected this year in favor of energy efficiency and renewables, and represents a monumental victory in Sierra Club’s campaign to move Michigan beyond coal.
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