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Officials In Las Vegas To Voice Support For EPA Energy Campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several Nevada government and business leaders plan to voice support for a federal campaign to limit carbon pollution from power plants around the nation in an effort to address global climate change.

Organizers say a Monday rally in Las Vegas will follow an Environmental Protection Agency announcement with a list of Nevada businesses supporting the idea of a state clean power plan.

Some Republican governors are critical of the federal plan.

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But Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's energy chief, Paul Thomsen, says Nevada is well-positioned to comply with the first national limits on carbon dioxide from existing power plants.

The state's main utility, NV Energy, plans to shut down its aging coal-fired Reid Gardner power plant near Las Vegas in 2017.

Other coal-fired plants are near Winnemucca and Elko.