Utah High Court Rulings Could Kill Coal Electric Plant

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 6:59 PM EST) -- Utah's top court has dealt a blow in separate suits to the proposed construction of a coal-fired power plant, ordering that Sevier Power Co.'s application go back for a second review in a decision that has left the project's completion in doubt.

The Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's Air Quality Board had conducted a “woefully inadequate” review of a 270-megawatt, $600 million coal-fired electric plant that SPC received permission in 2004 to build.

In their unanimous decision, the five justices noted that the...
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