Mead plans lawsuit over regional haze inaction

By: AP
By: AP
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls a lack of consideration for the state

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks during a panel discussion on �education and workforce: growing school leaders and teachers� at the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Cheyenne, WY (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls a lack of consideration for the state's regional haze plan.

Mead told the Gillette News Record Wyoming is as a state that is interested in energy and doing it right.

Earlier this year, the EPA released its final version of a plan to reduce atmospheric haze by cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming. Mead says utility customers would bear most of the costs.

EPA officials say the plan will improve visibility across wide-open spaces while protecting natural resources and local economies which depend on recreation.

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