Wyo. High Court Says Powder River Plant Can Fire Up

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 1:38 PM EST) -- Wyoming's highest court has affirmed a state agency's award of an air quality permit to Basin Electric Power Cooperative Inc. for a $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant called the Dry Fork Station, which is nearing completion in the state's Powder River Basin.

Friday's unamimous decision in the Supreme Court of Wyoming turned aside challenges by environmental groups the Powder River Basin Resource Council and the Sierra Club, which claimed air quality tests that showed potentially adverse effects from the Gillette, Wyo., plant were ignored.

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