NEWS: EPA requires Utah coal plants to cut emissions causing haze in national parks

Dennis Romboy
June 01, 2016
KSL

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency only partially accepted Utah’s regional plan and will impose its own measures to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas.

EPA is issuing a federal plan that would require PacifiCorp’s Hunter and Huntington power plants in Emery County to install emission control technologies and reduce nitrogen oxide from four electrical generating units. It also approved parts of the state’s plan, which did not include retrofitting the plants with pollution controls, to address particulate emissions at the two plants.

“EPA is taking action to cut harmful haze pollution at some of our nation’s most treasured and popular national parks,” said Shaun McGrath, EPA Region 8 administrator.

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