Oklahomans fight proposed coal plant

From The Journal Record:

Harlan Hentges, an Edmond attorney, has helped numerous farmers and ranchers protect their land in eminent domain cases. But this fight is different. These landowners are not afraid of losing their land – they are concerned their land will lose its value. They are concerned over health and economic development issues that surround the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in LeFlore County, 10 miles northwest of Poteau.

Hentges is one of the incorporators of the newly formed Center for Energy Matters, self-described as “a nonprofit research and education center created to promote sound energy decisions that will improve quality of life in the state of Oklahoma.” The CEM holds a firm position regarding the construction of a new coal-fired plant; its first project is called Two is Too Many: Stop AES Shady Point II.

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