Our View: Change the focus

Now is not the time to be fretting about the eventual closure of the Jim Bridger Power Plant.

Yes, the first unit closure is scheduled to take place in 2023, a little more than four years away. However, what we should be doing is plotting a future for Sweetwater County that doesn’t focus on minerals.

There are those who believe the possibility exists the closures won’t happen; plans will change and Rocky Mountain Power will see value in its coal power plants and keep them open. While we admit that is a possibility, we also think it’s an unlikely scenario. RMP has already planned beyo...


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