However, the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and GASP stated their opposition to continued reliance on coal fired plants when the Alabama Power hearings began. In a May 8 news release explaining why they were participating in the hearings, they said: to invest in older, uneconomic and inefficient coal burning power plants, rather than beginning the transition to cleaner fuels or investing in energy efficiency measures, costs Alabama ratepayers in numerous ways, from Converse Shoes Kids
our pocketbooks to our natural resources. Johnston, managing attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, said responding to the accusations of lying and the news about the grants diverted attention from today presentation to the PSC by Alabama Power Company about what it has done to comply with environmental regulations, the costs, and what it plans to do over the next five years.
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Groups accused of secretive 'war on coal' say they never hid their positions at PSC hearings
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sad because we having to respond to these arguments when we should be talking about money spent by Alabama Power, Johnston said. the issues keep getting obfuscated by these spurious claims. Hoomes of Alabama Power told the PSC today that the company has spent $3 billion on environmental compliance since 1990 and expected to spend about $1.2 billion over the next five years.
Alabama Arise, Converse Shoes High Tops Black which advocates for policies to help low income families, was mentioned in the Alabama Coal Association's news release about organizations waging a "war on coal." Alabama Arise received a $50,000 grant from the Energy Foundation "to advance clean energy policies in Alabama," according to the Energy Foundation's website.
The company's spending on environmental projects will not affect customer rates in 2014, the company and the PSC said.
coal fired plants to meet increasingly stringent emission rules.
Today the Alabama Coal Association accused the groups of hiding their intentions during PSC hearings on Alabama Power, which ended in July. The coal association released a list of grants that went to five organizations that took part in the hearings. Descriptions of eight of the 14 grants mentioned reliance on coal fired power plants, or the retirement of coal fired power plants. The grants were from the California based Energy Foundation and totaled about $3 million over a three year period.
The biggest projects are for to limit mercury and fine particle pollution at the company Gaston plant in Shelby County and the Gorgas plant in Walker County.
repeating the lie that their participation in PSC hearings was not about coal, these groups took money from their anti coal funders both before and during the hearings, Alabama Coal Association President George Barber said in the news release.
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