Shawn N. Gallagher, shareholder in Buchanan's Energy section successfully obtained a special exception for client Future Power PA LLC for its proposed $300 million power plant in Good Spring, Pa.

The company previously received a zoning permit for a coal gasification and power facility in November 2009, but decided to use natural gas instead of coal in 2012. Although the zoning hearing board had already told the company in July 2013 that the approval for the coal-powered facility was valid regardless of fuel source, that permit was set to expire July 2.

The special exception allows the company to proceed with the construction of the plant.

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