Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
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The project, which is being developed by Allied Energy Services, is an outlier. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama’s administration severely restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.