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April 28, 2011 07:00 ET

Centralia Station to Close, Moving Washington State Closer to "Coal-Free" Status, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- When Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signs legislation closing the Centralia Power Station on Friday, April 29, the state will move one step closer to the "coal-free" status its leaders seek. Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature, environmental and community groups, labor organizations and TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) (Calgary, Alberta), the owner of the 1,340-megawatt (MW) facility, hammered out an agreement to retire the plant 10 years ahead of its scheduled shutdown date in return for a package of incentives that include exempting the plant from further state environmental regulation.

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