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Appeal against Salem power plant dropped

March 31, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Two Salem residents have dropped their legal appeals to a proposed $800 million natural gas-fired power plant in the city, leaving just one lawsuit in place.

Footprint Power has proposed a 692-megawatt plant at the site of the defunct Salem Harbor Station.

Salem residents Michael Furlong and William Dearstyne, who had appealed decisions by the Salem Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals allowing the project to move forward, said in a Land Court filing last week that they do not oppose Footprint’s motion to dismiss the case.

That, in effect, ends those appeals.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/1fFE9TQ ) reports that Footprint must resolve a federal appeal filed by four other Salem and area residents with the Environmental Appeals Board of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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