ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain Power officials say they have no plan to back away from coal despite federal programs to cut carbon emissions.

Rocky Mountain Power Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Gary Hoogeveen told community leaders in Rock Springs that President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan will push the company to be more environmentally conscious, but not to eliminate coal plants.

The Clean Power Plan requires states to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Each state is responsible for meeting its customized target and drawing up an effective plan to meet its goal.

Hoogeveen says about 60 percent of Rocky Mountain's power comes from coal at this time. He says slowly the company will move to other energy sources.


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