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Plugging Into Nature, Part 4: Coal

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The Huntington Power Plant was completed in 1974. The entrance to PacifiCorp's Deer Creek Mine is located just south of the plant where miners are harvesting coal from 15 miles into the mountain.

By Ross Chambless

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Price, UT; Helper, UT – So far, our series on electricity in Utah has focused on wind, water and natural gas as power sources. But today, we turn to the state's major power generator: coal. In Utah, more than half of our electricity comes from coal. In Part 4 of our series, independent producer Ross Chambless examines the overall costs of Utah's coal-power industry.

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