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By Ramsey Scott
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Lawmakers still looking for ways to prevent early coal plant closures

CHEYENNE – Four of Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants have been identified as potential targets for early closures to save money.

 

May 16, 2019



CHEYENNE – Four of Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants have been identified as potential targets for early closures to save money. And state lawmakers have worked to put up as many roadblocks as possible to keep Rocky Mountain Power from turning off the lights at those aging plants.

During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate File 159, which requires power companies make a good-faith effort to sell a coal-fired power plant before retiring it early. If a buyer is found, they could either decide not to be regulated by the Wyoming Public Service Commission, or the power...



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