The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles outside of Inola, Oklahoma, and encompass the use of two General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors. PSO pointed out to the citizens of Inola that there would be great economic growth and better schools. Led by short sighted members of the public the people were convinced it would be a bad idea of housing such a facility in their backyards. After nine years of court battles, the decision was abandoned in 1982 and no complex would be built. Inola has suffered with no growth and stagnation since this time. The woman who spearheaded the fight against the plant, died of cancer shortly after the plan was abandoned.