Coal power plant planned for coastal S.C. may be dead (updated)

Update August 25: The State has followed with a more flushed out piece; it does a good job of bringing you up to speed.

As somone already in the loop, I found The State's editorial on the issue to be more interesting.

They point out that Santee Cooper should rejoice as the potential deal with Central Electric Power Cooperative frees the utility from the reluctant duty to have to build a coal plant.

Go take a read.

First reporting:

A proposed power plant near the already-mecury laden rivers near Myrtle Beach suffered a serious setback on Monday, August 24th, at a committee meeting.

Read more stories on this subject in our power plant topic page.The State has a report about what happened.

The proposed Pee Dee power plant has been the subject of heavy criticism that it would be bad for the world's climate and the local environment as well.