The Salem Harbor Power Station will stop burning coal in 2014, according to a story recently published in the Boston Globe.
After 2014, the Salem Harbor Power Station will never burn coal again, according to this story in the Boston Globe. Dominion Energy Inc., the current owner of the power plant, reportedly reached a settlement earlier this week in a federal lawsuit with the Conservation Law Foundation and North Shore-based HealthLink. According to the Globe report, the agreement states that the plant can’t burn coal after 2014, the year Dominion was planning on shutting down the power plant anyway. The agreement also stipulates that "any potential buyer of the plant would also be unable to burn coal at the facility," according to the Globe.