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E-M:/ Michigan's 5 proposed Coal Plants

Deb and Enviro-Michers generally:


With all the emphasis on energy legislation here in Lansing and the advertising by the utilities and other pro-coal folks on that, there has been less than adequate discussion of the 5 coal plant proposals currently before the Michigan DEQ for air quality “permits to install”.  Actually, with the Northern Michigan University permit issued last week, 4 remain.


Here is an overview and a way to find the information submitted by the applicants to DEQ (the DEQ’s own correspondence to the applicants is not available except through FOIA).  DEQ has a page devoted to the coal fired power plants at http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aps/downloads/permits/cfpp/cfpp.htm (note: the links don’t all seem to work below so you may have to cut and paste):


Essexville (Bay City)

Karn/Weadock Generating Complex

Consumers Power

930 MW




James DeYoung Plant

Holland Board of Public Works

78 MW




Ripley Heating Plant

Northern Michigan University

10 MW



Mid Michigan Energy by LS Power/Dynegy

750 MW



Rogers City

Wolverine Clean Energy Ventures

Wolverine Power Cooperative

600 MW





Anne Woiwode, State Director

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

(517) 484-2372