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Spokesman blames oversight for more than $207,000 in delinquent property taxes and interest


GILLETTE, Wyoming — A spokesman for the developer of a proposed power plant in northeast Wyoming says the company will pay more than $207,000 in delinquent property taxes and interest to Campbell County.

Campbell County District Court Judge John R. Perry earlier this month issued the default judgment against Two Elk Generating Partners for failing to pay property taxes from 2013 and 2014 on land for the proposed plant.

Charles Russell is a spokesman for North American Group, which is the parent company of Two Elk Generating.

Russell blamed the unpaid taxes on internal oversight.

The plant near Wright was first proposed in 1996.

Some state lawmakers tell the Casper Star-Tribune ( ) that the Two Elk case shows a need for reforming the state's permitting process for industrial scale projects.

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

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