• Settlement Reached Capping Utah Plant’s Coal Consumption
  • October 26, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The Environmental Protection Agency, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative and the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians reached a settlement regarding the 500-megawatt Bonanza Power Plant in northeast Utah. The settlement calls for new pollution controls to be installed while being subjecting the plant to an eventual lifetime limit on the plant’s coal consumption. Deseret has acknowledged that the cost of the environmental upgrade will have to be passed on to its members in the form of rate increases. The public has been given a 30-day window to comment on the settlement before it is finalized.