Iron Range coal plant project off fed's priority list

There are 5 comments on the Dec 6, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled Iron Range coal plant project off fed's priority list. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The U.S. Department of Energy's priority project list no longer includes the $1.4 billion coal gasification plant in the Iron Range.

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Since: Dec 10

Here

#1 Dec 6, 2010
The environ"mental"ists trying to kill more jobs in an already economically depressed area.
OPressed

South Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 6, 2010
Anything that would create jobs, use available natural resources, be a step toward energy independence and provide reliable energy efficiently is naturally off Obama's priority list. He isn't in this for the American people.
206 driver

Alexandria, VA

#3 Dec 6, 2010
This project has already wasted a ton of money, most of the money has gone to enrich the officers and employees of Excelsior. The cost to ship in coal and then produce power was so expensive, Excel passed on the deal. Now Excelsior is left with the mission to force us to take the power they may produce, at the cost, plus profit, that it takes them to produce it. There are many better ways to produce power than experimental coal gasification, if it were a cost savings to the utility and the customer, it would have already been up and running. Just building this for the "jobs" it would create is short term. This project has to be evaluated against the long term costs to the electric customer.
Thank Jeebus

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 6, 2010
About time someone killed that horribly polluting scam. Since there is no coal up there and
hardly any people the project made perfect sense if you were stealing billions of dollars.

Since: Dec 10

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#5 Dec 6, 2010
206 driver wrote:
This project has already wasted a ton of money, most of the money has gone to enrich the officers and employees of Excelsior. The cost to ship in coal and then produce power was so expensive, Excel passed on the deal. Now Excelsior is left with the mission to force us to take the power they may produce, at the cost, plus profit, that it takes them to produce it. There are many better ways to produce power than experimental coal gasification, if it were a cost savings to the utility and the customer, it would have already been up and running. Just building this for the "jobs" it would create is short term. This project has to be evaluated against the long term costs to the electric customer.
That's funny. I could have swore I read.. "DOE spokeswoman Tiffany Edwards told the Duluth News Tribune that the project was taken off the list because an "environmental impact" statement was completed in November.

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