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By David Martin

Letter blasts EPA's carbon plan


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Wally Johnson

A letter to the EPA from Sweetwater County blasts the agency for its regional haze policy, claiming action from the EPA has the potential to close the Jim Bridger Power Plant.

The letter, addressed Nov. 25 from Sweetwater County Commissioner Wally Johnson, claims five Wyoming power plants, including the Jim Bridger plant, would need to close for Wyoming to meet the EPA's 19 percent reduction in 2012 carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

Mark Kot, Public Lands Specialist for Sweetwater County, said the five power plant number, originally cited in an October presentation by Alan Minier, chairman...

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