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PSC turns down Cassville coal plant

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Alliant Energy of Madison says it's unlikely it will appeal Tuesday's rejection of a new coal-fired power plant on the Mississippi River in Cassville.

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The state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 against the $1.3 billion project.

They said the price tag was too high, and it would not reduce the emissions that cause global warming.

Some larger businesses balked at the high construction costs wondering what it will do to future electric rates.

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