BOSTON (AP) -- The Brayton Point Power Station in southeastern Massachusetts is again for sale, and environmentalists say the bleak future of the coal it burns is a prime reason why.
On Thursday, owner Dominion said the Somerset plant was placed on the market as part of a move to refocus its business strategy.
But environmentalists say dismal projections for Brayton Point, including a $3 million loss this year, indicate coal's competitive struggles in the region.
Grid operator ISO New England says coal produced 18 percent of New England's power just a decade ago. Now, it produces just 6 percent.
Anti-pollution regulations are adding costs to burning coal that owners of aging plants don't want to bear. But the overwhelming factor is the new abundance and low price of natural gas.
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