The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down with the magazine’s assistant editor Sarah Gilman to talk about the issue in Colorado and throughout the West.

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The original article on Desert Rock, as mentioned in the piece, can be found here.

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