Utah Supreme Court rules against coal plant

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Posted: Dec 04, 2009 3:52 PM

The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that a company fighting to build a coal-fired power plant in central Utah has to obtain a pollution permit all over again.

Friday's ruling was a setback for Sevier Power Co., which got its emissions permit in 2004 and, according to the company's lawyer, may not want to bother starting over.

Fred Finlinson tells The Associated Press that NEVCO Energy Co. _ the Nevada power producer behind the Utah project _ may decide it's not worth the expense and labor to earn a state permit again.

Finlinson says opponents will fight the project every step of the way at the Utah Air Quality Division and in court, and that any delay is a loss for the project sponsor.