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(KSL News) Utah environmentalists are blasting the Environmental Protection Agency for approving the extension of a coal-fired power plant without regulating its carbon-dioxide emissions.
CO2 is emitted from burning coal and is blamed for global warming.
The EPA says it doesn't have the authority to regulate a power plant's CO2 emissions.
Environmentalists believe a U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving the EPA authority to regulate CO2 from cars should extend to coal-fired plants.
Members of Utah's Sierra Club want the EPA to regulate those emissions before any more power plants are built.
The arguments come after a permit was issued for construction on a plant 35 miles east of Vernal.