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Power company taking Willard City to court



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BOX ELDER COUNTY -- Rocky Mountain Power has filed a lawsuit regarding a project in Willard City. The utility wants to overturn a city council decision last week to try to cancel a conditional-use permit for a high-voltage power line through Willard.

Construction has already started, and Rocky Mountain executives say the line will help keep up with growing demand for power throughout the West.

Rocky Mountain has asked the court to stop Willard City from interfering with its construction schedule. The company wants to finish the project by November of 2010.

Some Willard residents have said the transmission line will put people in danger, decrease property values and destroy their view of the mountains.

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