Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Murray objects to Stuart, Killen closures

Murray Energy, the parent company of Murray American River Transportation, has filed an objection with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to plans by Dayton Power & Light to close the Killen and Stuart power plants sometime next year.

From the article:

"The stipulation and Recommendation completely fails to address the staggering Adverse Closure Effects that it unloads upon Murray Energy and the citizens of Ohio," Murray said in its filing. "Rather, it focuses primarily on serving the private self-interests of the parties to the agreement, many of which, including the Sierra Club, appear to stand ready to receive substantial payments under the self-serving agreement."

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In a totally unrelated announcement, plans have been announced to shut down the largest coal-fired power plant in the United States, although that action is not necessarily final.