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SALT LAKE CITY— About 200 mothers, children and doctors wearing gas masks and carrying signs gathered on Capitol Hill to speak out against Utah's air pollution.
Members of Utah Moms For Clean Air and other groups are pushing for legislation promoting clean air. Their message to lawmakers is that they won't tolerate dirty air any more.
Cameron Cova of Utah Moms for Clean Air said, "It's not OK. We won't accept contaminated water, contaminated food, and we won't tolerate contaminated air."
The group also is upset about a proposed power plant in West Bountiful. Group members opposed original plans at the proposed power plant near the Holly Refinery to use petroleum coke as a fuel source.
Consolidated Energy Systems told city officials last week it will not use petroleum coke and it's redesigning the plant to burn cleaner fuel.
They say they'll use heavy residual oil produced by the Holly Refinery and some natural gas as fuel.