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Opponents Lose SC Skirmish, Face Defeat Over OK Coal Power Plant

August 14, 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has given a controversial $1.8 billion coal-fired power plant in Noble County the green light.

But environmental groups claim the proposed Red Rock plant, despite assurances to the contrary from its developers, will be anything but green.

The Supreme Court decided last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed last month by Red Rock’s opponents. The suit argued that state-conducted hearings on the new plant were unconstitutional, LNL reported.

Plaintiffs claimed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) did not have judicial power to conduct hearings that pre-approve new power plants. Red Rock’s most prominent opponent is nearby Oklahoma-City-based gas producer Chesapeake Energy, the county’s third-largest independent pumper. Read more…