NEWS: Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA

Emma Penrod
August 23, 2016
The Salt Lake Tribune

Clean-air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants.

About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its planned lawsuit against the federal government.

“We call on Rocky Mountain Power to do the right thing for public health and for the public good,” said Park Willis, a member of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, “rather than for short-term profits.”

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