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EPA’s new rule to cut downwind pollution from power plants impacts Mountain West states

PacifiCorp’s coal-fired Huntington power plant in Utah. According to the EPA, smokestack emissions from power plants and factories in Nevada and Utah blow east into Colorado.
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PacifiCorp’s coal-fired Huntington power plant in Utah. According to the EPA, smokestack emissions from power plants and factories in Nevada and Utah blow east into Colorado.

A new rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency aims to reduce pollution from coal-burning power plants and factories in nearly two dozen states. That’s to improve the air quality for people living downwind – an issue in the Mountain West.

A new rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency aims to reduce pollution from coal-burning power plants and factories in nearly two dozen states. That’s to improve the air quality for people living downwind – an issue in the Mountain West.

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Kaleb Roedel