GreenLaw Opposes Issuance of Air Pollution Permit for Plant Wansley

Comments were submitted by GreenLaw to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on behalf of Fall-Line Alliance for Clean Environment, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Sierra Club, opposing the issuance of a Title V Air Permit for Plant Wansley. Concerns cited include the failure to define ownership of the units, and to include all sources of air pollution on the site.

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In order to protect the air that we breathe, GreenLaw routinely comments on air pollution permits that govern coal-fired power plants. GreenLaw does this to ensure that the pollution limits from these plants are in compliance with laws and regulations. 

There are a number of issues of concern in the Wansley Permit, such as the failure to include all relevant air pollution sources on the property,  ambiguity regarding ownership, and failure to apply the correct restrictions on certain air pollutants.  For example, air pollution permit for Plant Wansley fails to correctly restrict fine particulate matter or PM 2.5, which can cause asthma and other health issues.  

GreenLaw's attorneys works with local, state and national organizations to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants and protect Georgia's environment.  

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