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Another legal challenge to proposed power plant

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An environmental group plans to continue the fight to keep a power company from building a huge coal-fired plant in Early County. Wednesday, Flint Riverkeeper filed suit against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

They're appealing the EPD's decision to issue a new permit for the Longleaf power plant. They claim the EPD violated its own rules in issuing the permit and say the plant would use outdated technology that would cause too much pollution.

The plant was initially okayed more than three years ago but has been delayed because of previous legal challenges.

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