More than 100 businesses, trade groups, local chambers of commerce and elected officials have joined the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in asking the state Court of Appeals to look at a Fulton County judge’s recent ruling that scuttles the permit for a proposed South Georgia power plant.

The Georgia Chamber files amicus curiae briefs in court cases from time to time, last year filing in defense of a fee-shifting rule that was part of the 2005 tort reform legislation. But it’s unusual to see the organization announcing its amicus brief in a press release and previewing it with an op-ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as it did July 16 in the power plant case.