After decades, dirty power plant to get clean

...setting a benchmark for air pollution control that other coal plants should...to install $750 million in pollution control equipment by 2016 that will...because it failed to install pollution control technology in the 1990s when...

Obama administration drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

...sulfur levels in the gasoline by about two-thirds by 2017. Less sulfur in gasoline makes it easier for a car's pollution controls to effectively filter out emissions, resulting in cleaner air, the EPA says. For car manufacturers, stricter...

Georgia Power rate hike approved, costing average customer $100 a year by 2016

...Tim Echols noted the agreement provides Georgia Power with "some additional revenue for operations and required pollution controls while lowering their return on equity.""No one wants rates to go up, and we did our best to keep it to a minimum...

Georgia Power agrees to smaller rate increase

...executives in their official filing.The company executives said the increase was needed to keep up with growth and pollution-control requirements.Consumer groups and individuals testified before the commission against the rate increase, but the...

PSC staff calls for no electricity rate hike

...for the average residential customer's monthly bill starting in January. It says the boost is needed to pay for pollution-control equipment, maintenance and expansion.The expert testimony came in the second round of hearings on the request...

Across the region

...Environmental groups in two states originally sued saying the deepening work needed a permit under the state's Pollution Control Act. But in papers filed Monday seeking to amend the suit, attorneys noted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Georgia Power set to release energy plan

...is critical for utilities ordered to reduce emissions by shutting down coal-fired units or equipping them with pollution controls. Companies must meet a federal deadline of 2015 to comply with environmental rules to curb mercury and other air...

Georgia Power asks for rate increase

...December. If approved, the increase would become effective Jan. 1.The company said it's to cover the costs of pollution controls, smart-grid technology, transmission lines and customer service."We will continue to invest what is required...

Utility chief touts project

...attempts by the Obama administration to tighten pollution controls on coal-fired plants, saying the industry was...Brendan Gilfillan said for every dollar spent on pollution controls, residents will receive $5 to $13 in health benefits...

Prosecution proceeds in water department slaying

...Inc., shot and killed Raymond V. Lee, 38, of Grovetown. On April 1, Bradford was at the Reed Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Martinez to pick up a tractor trailer loaded with sludge."He (Bradford) basically said they (he and...

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