Building power plants in California hard, even in time of need

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 25, 2000 (Bloomberg) — For Thomas Barnett of Constellation Energy Group, 25 empty acres of California desert symbolize his frustration with a state that wants both more electricity and less development.

Nov. 27, 2000 (The Detroit News)—The utility industry was jolted recently by news of a $1.2 billion clean-up agreement negotiated between a Virginia power company and the Environmental Protection Agency. The settlement intensifies pressure on utilities in Michigan and other Midwest states.

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