- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on an appeals court ruling delaying Florida utility nuclear plant proposal (all times local):

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4:25 p.m.

Florida’s largest utility says it is disappointed an appeals court has delayed a massive nuclear plant expansion so that environmental concerns near the Everglades can be addressed.

A Florida Power & Light spokesman said the company was reviewing Wednesday’s decision and considering its legal options.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami ordered Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to reconsider the 2014 approval of two nuclear reactors by the utility at its Turkey Point plant.

The judges ruled the governor and Cabinet failed to account for environmental regulations meant to protect the Everglades and endangered birds. The court concluded the rules would require new power lines to be buried and service roads would need ways to allow water flow.

The project was challenged by Miami-Dade County and several cities.

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1 p.m.

An appeals court has ruled that a massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida’s largest utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami on Wednesday reversed a 2014 decision by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to approve construction of two nuclear reactors by Florida Power & Light at its Turkey Point plant.

The judges ruled the governor and Cabinet failed to account for environmental regulations meant to protect the Everglades and endangered birds. The court concluded the rules would require new power lines to be buried and service roads would need ways to allow water flow.

The 2014 approval was challenged by Miami-Dade County and several cities. The court ordered Scott and the Cabinet to reconsider the project.

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