August 23, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups are pressuring Rocky Mountain Power to drop a planned lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new regulations to deal with haze over some of the state’s most scenic national parks.
Activists delivered petitions containing 43,000 signatures to the headquarters of Rocky Mountain Power on Tuesday. They also put up a billboard outside the North Temple building urging the utility to comply with EPA requirements to take steps to eliminate regional haze.
The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club claims the haze caused by Rocky Mountain Power’s Hunter and Huntington coal plants in Emery County contributes to poor visibility at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks outside Moab.
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