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Opponents to protest Arkansas coal plant

Opponents of a $2.1 billion power plant under construction in southwest Arkansas will be rallying against the project.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Opponents of a $2.1 billion power plant under construction in southwest Arkansas will be rallying against the project.

The Sierra Club planned to protest the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant during a rally at noon Tuesday at the Pulaski County Courthouse Rose Garden.

Southwestern Electric Power Company announced in July that it had reached a settlement with the Hempstead County Hunting Club Inc. and several other area landowners, who agreed to drop their legal and regulatory challenges to the plan in exchange for changes to the facility's plans.

The plant still faces challenges from the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society. Those groups are suing to halt work on the facility.

 

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