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Sevier County voters pass measure on coal plants

Sevier County voters pass measure on coal plants

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Voters in Sevier County have approved a ballot proposition that requires a public vote on coal-fired power plants.

The Sevier County clerk's office says Proposition 1 passed Tuesday by a vote of 4,567 to 3,239.

Sevier Power Co. wants to build a 270-megawatt power plant on 300 acres of privately owned land near Sigurd in central Utah.

Opponents of the project say a referendum is now required for that coal plant, but county officials say the proposition doesn't apply retroactively to a plant that already has county officials' approval.

Both sides say that question will have to be settled in court.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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