Shawn Gallagher recently appeared before the Schuylkill County zoning hearing board on behalf of client Future Power PA LLC as the company seeks a special exception for its proposed $300 million power plant in Good Spring, Pa.

The Republican & Herald newspaper in Pottsville, Pa. covered the hearing.

“Attorney Shawn Gallagher, of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pittsburgh, representing Future Power PA, told the county zoning hearing board that the zoning ordinance for the proposed location does not explicitly permit or prohibit the type of power plant the company wants to build in Good Spring.

Future Power is still obtaining several permits for the facility. They include an air quality permit, national pollutant discharge elimination permits and a groundwater withdrawal and consumptive use permit. Tammy Saltzman, Good Spring, said she lives about half a mile from the proposed facility. She told the board that she would like to see more studies about the impact the power plant will have on her community and the environment.

“We understand her concerns and are committed to the community,” Gallagher said.

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