Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Power plant proposal waiting for legal issues to be resolved

The future of a proposal to build a 580-megawatt natural gas power plant near Sigurd remains in the hands of the Utah Court of Appeals. The court is set to hear the status of an opposition group’s standing in the appeal of the proposed plant’s air quality permit. The permit was issued in October 2012, and later appealed by Sevier County Citizens for Clean Air and Water. The appeal was originally dismissed by the Utah Division of Air Quality’s executive director, and subsequently taken to the Utah appellate court. A motion to dismiss the appeal was struck down by the court in September 2013. Since that time, the lawsuit has been in the discovery phase. Richfield Reaper