MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Power & Light says it won't appeal state regulators' decision rejecting the utility's proposal to build a coal-fired power plant along the Mississippi River at Cassville.
The Public Service Commission said the proposed $1.3 billion plant was too expensive and would create too much air pollution.
WP&L contended it needed the plant to handle increasing demand for electricity.
The Alliant Energy subsidiary has been working on the plant proposal since early 2006.
Plans called for a 300-megawatt facility that would provide enough energy to power 150,000 homes.