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WPL will not appeal Cassville decision

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.

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