28 March 2004
-- Southern California Edison and Peabody Energy sign
35-year coal supply agreement, set to expire Dec. 31,
-- Grand Canyon Trust leads environmental groups in
lawsuit against Southern California Edison over
emissions problems at Mohave Generating Station.
-- The Trust and Edison reach an out-of-court
settlement, Edison agrees to have emissions controls in
place by Jan. 1, 2006.
-- Amid concerns over Peabody's use of the N-aquifer for
providing to the coal slurry line, the company releases
a study that shows no significant harm to the aquifer.
-- Edison files an application with the California
Public Utilities Commission seeking on a ruling on the
future disposition of Mohave Generating Station.
-- Hopis try to secure a deal to get their own
coal-fired plant with Reliant Energy, but the deal has
since fallen through.
-- Edison still considers shutdown for Mohave,
anticipates a temporary closure of the plant that could
last in excess of three years and Peabody is advancing
work to tap the C-aquifer due to concerns by the Hopi
tribe over the N-aquifer pumping.