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Utah Power Plant Affected by Regulatory Change

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The Deseret Power Coooperative's Bonanza power plant near Vernal, Utah

By Elizabeth Wynn Johnson / Yanmei Xie

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Washington, DC – Deseret Power operates a coal-fired power plant about 30 miles southeast of Vernal on the eastern edge of Utah. The Bonanza plant supplies power to municipal utilities and rural electric co-ops across the state. But its plans for expanding operations there have run into the kind of regulatory obstacles that are troubling coal-fired plants across the country -- mainly, what to do about the carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks. Elizabeth Wynn Johnson has the story from our Capitol News Connection. (Yanmei Xie contributed to this story.)

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