Coal Power Plants Planned for Utah County

Coal Power Plants Planned for Utah County

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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio A Utah doctors group says if they are built, a number of coal power plants would have a very negative impact on Utah County.

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment says they're coming. "There are plans to build 14 new coal power plants in the intermountain area," explained Dr. Brian Moench, president of UPHE.

Moench says people in Utah County will notice the air quality. "The air quality that they are experiencing now will deteriorate further," he said.

He says that's because the area will be down wind from a planned site.

But, former White Pine County Nevada Councilman Gary Perea is backing one of the plants. "The technology will provide to make sure that the air and the pollution is at a minimum," he said.

Perea says the revenue the plants generate is sorely needed.

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