Coal Plant Cancelled

get more from BRO

South Carolina’s state-owned utility has shelved its plan to build a massive coal-fired power plant on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. The Santee Cooper facility would have pumped out more than 10 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide each year, as well as toxic mercury pollution and other harmful emissions. The utility’s own board voted to suspend construction of the plant, citing the economy and the potential cost of possible cap-and-trade legislation as reasons for the suspension.

More on this topic

Previous articleBalds Bounce Back
Next articleBlue Ridge to Podium
Advertisment

in case you missed it

There’s No Bad Seat at the Fire with Burly Fire Pits

OUR STORY Like many great endeavors, Burly started with a few good friends gathered around a fire with an...

Living a More Purposeful Life at Emerson Commons Cohousing in Crozet, Virginia

Medical researchers and self-help writers point to how a purposeful life helping others can lead to greater happiness and longevity.

Eupepsia Launches Immunity Building Staycations. Redefining Outdoor Wellness.

With its mission to help people strengthen their health naturally to achieve inner and outer balance – and taking advantage of the...

Paddle Charles County

Bordered by the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, Charles County, Md. provides paddlers of all abilities the chance to discover the area’s history...