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Xcel Changes Insufficient To Meet Clean-Air Goal, Colo. Health Agency Says

Dec 05, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

A plan by Xcel Energy to shut down coal-fired power plants can't meet Front Range clean-air goals and a 2017 deadline, state health officials said Monday.

The $1.3 billion Xcel plan would shut, retrofit or replace 10 coal-fired units to cut sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury pollution by more than 80 percent.

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