Judge allows coal plant to move forward
The agreement is between Golden Valley Electric Association, the state of Alaska and federal regulators.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/bkhQ2C) — citing a GVEA news release — says that U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline approved the agreement on Monday.
GVEA interim President and CEO Cory Borgeson says the proposal to provide Interior Alaskans with a reliable and long-term lower cost power supply is moving forward.
The $300 million plant, built with substantial federal investment, operated sporadically in the late 1990s and closed in 2000 after a spotty record of reliability and safety concerns.