At the request of Energy Northwest, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council formally terminated the public utility’s previous request to build a large new power plant at the Port of Kalama, near Longview in southwest Washington.

The utility’s plans originally called for an integrated gasification combined-cycle plant, in which coal is converted to a gas that turns a turbine. The technology was said to be far cleaner than just burning coal, though untested carbon-sequestration technology would be required to mitigate greenhouse gas impacts.

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