The commission on Wednesday announced it had petitioned the Arkansas Supreme Court to review the state Court of Appeals' ruling that would force Southwestern Electric Power Co. to start over in its effort to obtain a permit for the $1.6 billion coal-fired plant.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals last month granted a request by landowners to send the company back to the beginning of the permit process. The utility has also appealed the ruling, saying the appeals court ignored decades of procedural rules in revoking the permit.
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