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...