KUER Local News
10:47 pm
Sun December 14, 2008

Utah Power Plant Affected by Regulatory Change

Washington, DC – Deseret Power operates a coal-fired power plant about 30 miles southeast of Vernal on the eastern edge of Utah. The Bonanza plant supplies power to municipal utilities and rural electric co-ops across the state. But its plans for expanding operations there have run into the kind of regulatory obstacles that are troubling coal-fired plants across the country -- mainly, what to do about the carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks. Elizabeth Wynn Johnson has the story from our Capitol News Connection. (Yanmei Xie contributed to this story.)