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South Georgia plant halted

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

January 6, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Another delay in the construction of a controversial power plant in South Georgia. Dynegy Incorporated of Houston is pulling out of its development partnership with L.S. Associates.

This greatly effects a two-billion dollar Longleaf Energy Plant that was set to be built in Early County. The plant would have brought 150 permanent jobs and 1,200 construction jobs to the area at a time when local businesses say we need it most.

"Well, this is rural southwest Georgia. We need the jobs. With Cooper Tire closing in Albany and Georgia Pacific laying off people, the economy in Southwest Georgia is going down hill. And we need the jobs," said Brown's Jewelry Bench Jeweler, Joel Josey.

Construction of the power plant was halted last June after the Fulton County Superior Court Judge ruled the plant needed a permit from the Environmental Protection Division because if the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

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