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Group Opposes Nevada Power Plant



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The grass-roots group Citizens for Dixie's Future has drafted a petition targeting the Toquop Energy Project, which is a proposed 750-megawatt coal-fired power plant 12 miles northwest of Mesquite, Nevada.

Lin Alder, executive director of Citizens for Dixie's Future, says the intent is to protect air quality.

The petition asks Utah's politicians to influence what happens in Nevada.

The plant would be located on 640 acres of public land managed by the BLM Ely Field Office. A rail line to transport coal to the site would also need to be built. The group hopes to get the support of Congressman Jim Matheson and Gov. Jon Huntsman.

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Information from: The Spectrum

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