Bill would stall proposed Davis County power plant

Bill would stall proposed Davis County power plant



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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- A state lawmaker is drafting legislation that would stall a 109-megawatt power plant proposed for West Bountiful.

The plant, which would run on residual oil and petroleum coke, has drawn air pollution concerns from local residents. Consolidated Energy wants to build the plant next to the Holly Oil refinery.

Rep. Roger Barrus' bill, which is nearly written, would put a moratorium on power generation facilities. It would give the Utah Division of Air Quality two years to develop rules and modeling criteria for permitting such facilities.

A group, the Davis County Community Coalition, has formed in opposition to the plant. State officials have said it would meet stringent air standards.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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