Governor Gregoire signs bill to phase out coal power
“Coal power was a part of our past,” said Gregoire at the signing. “Our prosperity now depends on our ability to move forward with a clean energy future."
The TransAlta coal plant comes up unexpectedly around a turn in a quiet road that curves through fields and farmland a few miles east of Centralia. It's a windowless, bunkerlike building sided with corrugated green metal and topped with three towering smokestacks.