Acting Superintendent Paul Deprey knows a good thing when he sees it, and seeing at the Great Basin National Park is exactly the point.
At night, visitors soak up views of the milky way that, because of light pollution, are no longer available most places.
When Pistone and staff met with the public weeks ago, they admitted that the computer models they analyzed regarding pollution effects were supplied by the power companies.
The company wants the new coal plants as a bridge to renewable sources down the road so that the neon lights and air conditioners stay on in Las Vegas.
At every opportunity, Marasco appears at public meetings to rail against the plants.
George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter
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