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Los Angeles Holding Up Coal-fired Power in Utah



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It's a battle over global warming. Los Angeles won't sign off on another coal-fired power plant for central Utah.

Now, PacifiCorp and a group of municipal utilities are suing Los Angeles for refusing to give its approval for the addition of a coal-fired generator at a power station in central Utah.

PacifiCorp, which does business as Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, and the smaller utilities also served notice yesterday that they plan to sue Intermountain Power Agency, which operates the power station near Delta, Utah.

The Intermountain Power Agency says it had no choice but to scrap plans for a third coal-fired generator and regrets it won't be built.

It says Los Angeles and a dozen other California cities hold veto power over the project despite the support of 23 Utah cities who are members of IPA and want the plant built.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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