Environmental groups appeal air permit for planned gas-fired power plant

Local environmental organizations have filed an appeal of the Allegheny County Health Department’s granting of an air-quality permit for a planned gas-fired power plant in Forward Township.

Invenergy, a global energy company, wants to build a 639-megawatt combined-cycle natural-gas powered generating station in Forward Township. It filed an air permit with ACHD, which had a public hearing on the project earlier this year. The permit was granted Oct. 5 and is now opposed in the appeal Thursday by…


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