NEWS: Power company appeals EPA decision on coal power plants


The Spectrum
September 6, 2016

A legal battle is officially underway over a proposed rule change that would require PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, to spend millions on equipment upgrades at two Utah power plants in order to protect the clear views at Zion, Bryce Canyon and other national parks around the southwestern United States.

PacifiCorp filed a notice of appeal Friday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking for a review of new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. The filing follows a suit brought earlier by the state asking the court to reverse the EPA’s decision to reject the state’s proposed cleanup plan in favor of more stringent federal requirements.

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