- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

HANNA, Wyo. (AP) - Residents voiced frustration over the lack of progress in plans to build a $2 billion coal gasification plant in Carbon County.

Representatives of DKRW Advanced Fuels told residents the Houston-based company is still working to secure financing and a construction firm to build the facility, which would turn coal into petroleum products like gasoline. They estimated work on the project would begin in 2016.

Some residents say the facility would create much-needed jobs in this sparsely populated county. Others worry about the environmental impacts and whether the plant will ever be built.

But widespread frustration exists over DKRW’s failure to begin construction one decade after the plant was first proposed.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1sQ5wqU ) that Thursday’s meeting in Hanna was required as part of DKRW’s state permit.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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