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By Heather Richards
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Gordon concerned by plans to close coal plants


May 2, 2019

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon said he was “deeply concerned” Friday by Rocky Mountain Power’s serious consideration of shuttering some coal-fired power plant units in Wyoming within four years. 

The utility — part of PacifiCorp — released a presentation earlier this week confirming that closing nine coal-fired units in Colorado and Wyoming, including Jim Bridger, Naughton and Dave Johnston, by 2023 would save the company and its customers $12 million. 

Gordon was critical of the company’s direction in a statement Friday, noting the trickle-down effect of coal plant closures in t...

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