DRAKESBORO, Ky. — A federal judge says the Tennessee Valley Authority conducted a proper environmental impact study when it decided to install natural gas burning units at a western Kentucky coal-fired power plant.
The Kentucky Coal Association and a group of landowners near the Paradise Fossil Plant sued TVA in July. They argued that TVA did not follow proper procedures in making the decision to add the new gas-burning units as part of a $1 billion project.
U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed the suit in a ruling from Owensboro last week.
Coal association President Bill Bissett said Monday the group is meeting with attorneys to decide the next step.
TVA made the decision in 2013 to switch to a natural gas facility at Paradise to meet
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info