Wisconsin gives Brown County $500,000 to buy power plant site, key to removing coal piles from downtown Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Local efforts to relocate the coal piles to the mouth of the Fox River and out of central Green Bay received a major gift from the state Monday as more related news is expected Tuesday.

Brown County will get a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help buy a 40-acre portion of the former Pulliam power plant site from Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Gov. Tony Evers said. The grant would partly fund a key step toward moving the coal piles out of a highly visible area of Green Bay: finding a new home for them.

"Acquiring this property and addressing the remaining coal piles has long been an obstacle for folks in Brown County. This grant announcement today will help move the county, city, and Port of Green Bay forward," Evers said in a news release. “Relocating the coal piles not only promotes new opportunities for the area to bolster economic activity, but will also improve the quality of life for many."..

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