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December 12, 2017

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St. George to have say on Mesquite coal plant

Almost three weeks after hundreds of Nevada and Utah residents rallied at Mesquite City Hall in opposition to plans to construct a coal-fired power plant near the city, St. George residents plan to do the same.

Although the Nevada Environmental Protection Division refused to hold a hearing in St. George to hear concerns of residents who say they will be downwind of the proposed coal plant, the Utah Division of Air Quality will.

Many St. George residents who attended a Feb. 7 hearing held by the Nevada Environmental Protection Division in Mesquite complained that the state would not sponsor a Utah hearing.

The Utah Division of Air Quality hearing will be held at Dunford Auditorium in the Val Browning Building at Dixie State College, 225 South 700 E St. in St. George on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cheryl Heying and Rick Sprott, directors of Utah’s Division of Air Quality, are expected to attend and hear concerns about the plant.

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