LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Electric customers in Lincoln could see a rate increase if their local
utility and other owners of a coal-fired plant in Wyoming don't resolve
federal pollution-control issues.
Wyoming officials had approved the project
to improve air quality at nearby national parks, but the federal
government rejected it. The partners have already spent $70 million on
the $94 million plan.
Lincoln Electric System is one of six owners
of the Laramie River Station in Wyoming. LES owns about 13 percent, and
is responsible for 10 percent of maintenance costs.
An LES attorney and spokeswoman says LES might have to pay $60 million under a federal plan.
The plan is designed to improve air quality at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain national parks.
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