Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer.

State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping the unit open past its impending April compliance deadline, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this past week that it would propose disapproving the state’s alternative plan.

The rejection wasn’t exactly surprising, according to Randall Luthi, Gov. Mark Gordon’s chief energy advisor. While the Trump EPA indicated that it would app...


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