Jim Bridger power plant

Natural Resources & Energy
5:46 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Controversy over upgrades at Jim Bridger highlights coal's uncertain future

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission conditionally approved a request from Idaho Power to upgrade the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The upgrades will reduce nitrous oxide emissions from the plant, but some environmental groups say the $130 million investment isn’t cost-effective because stricter regulation of coal-fired power is likely in the near future.

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