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Still no movement on Truckee coal contract

Christine Stanley
Sierra Sun

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District board heard a second round of public comment Wednesday night regarding the district’s proposal to purchase energy from and ownership interests in a coal-fired power plant in Utah, but did not take action on the contract.

Dozens of citizens voiced concern about the 50-year length of the proposed contract, while others opposed reliance on coal, and still others urged the board to go forward with the plan.

“My hope what that we would find a win-win or a collaborative solution, but at the end of the day I didn’t see much movement to a middle scenario,” said board president Ron Hemig.

The topic will next appear on the board’s agenda as an action item at a special meeting scheduled for Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District.