Public to sound off on EPA proposal at Utah coal-fired power plants

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah residents are being given a chance to weigh in about whether federal regulators should require additional pollution controls at two of Utah's oldest coal-fired power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on the issue Tuesday afternoon at the Salt Lake City public library.

Environmentalist groups and the National Park Service say the coal-fired plants in Emery County contribute to murky air at nearby national parks in southern Utah. They favor the proposal.

The EPA is also considering a second option that would accept the state's proposal that relies on existing measures that officials say are already working to address the problem.

Rocky Mountain Power, which oversees the plants, is backing this second option.

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