Someone is B.S. you. $400 million is not enough money to build a coal gasification plant. Especially one the would burn Anthracite coal. I'd almost bet there are no coal gasification plants in the world burning Anthracite. Quoting "the plant to be operational by 2011", highly doubtful. It would take years to get the environmental permits alone. Only then will banks loan the capital to start ordering the equipment. Delivery time on 150 Mw turbine generators is years. Here's the key. Quote "The plant, which received a $5 million investment to cover development costs ..." They will take the money and run.
I'll bet there's no power grid capable of transporting 150 Mw anywhere near Good Spring. Who's going to provide that?
The Tampa Electric Polk Power Station is a dual 180 Mw coal gasification power generation facility. It's a high end plant using "combined cycle" technology and it does not directly compare but it cost $642 million in 2001 dollars. It would cost double or more today. It's also built on 4,300 acres, I doubt you could build a coal gasification plant on 120 acres as stated in the article. You would need half that just for the coal handling. See: http://www.tampaelectric.com/news/powerstation/polk/
for info on the Polk Power Station.