Sierra Club hails Utah Supreme Court decision

The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club is celebrating a recent Utah Supreme Court decision voiding the state air quality permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant near Sigurd. Club President Clair Jones says the decision by the Supreme Court is the latest in a series of decisions by utilities, regulators and courts nationwide questioning the viability, impacts and wisdom of burning coal. He says five years ago there were more than 150 proposals to build new coal-burning power plants nationwide but the vast majority of those have either been rejected or abandoned as the country moves toward cleaner energy.

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