Mining Group Wants Officers Recused From Xcel Plan

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The Colorado Mining Association has called for the recusal of two public utilities commissioners from a proceeding over the implementation of Xcel Energy Inc.'s proposed $1.3 billion plan to reduce emissions in the state by converting five coal-fired power plants to natural gas.

The coal-industry group lodged its motion Tuesday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, asking the commission to disqualify Chairman Ronald J. Binz and Commissioner Matt Baker from its consideration of the plan because of the two commissioners' alleged discussions and negotiations with Xcel...
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