By Dustin Bleizeffer 

Closure at Jim Bridger avoided

EPA will consider a second revised regional haze compliance plan that would avoid potential forced shutdowns at the coal-fired power plant.


A coal-burning unit at the Jim Bridger power plant will be allowed to remain in operation pending a second revision of the state’s regional haze compliance plan, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The federal agency confirmed Monday it has no plans to order PacifiCorp to shut down Unit 2 — among four coal-burning units — at the Jim Bridger power plant east of Rock Springs, despite blowing past a January 1 deadline to install regional haze pollution controls. 

It cited a sue-and-settle consent decree reached in February between PacifiCorp and the Wyoming Departme...

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