Wyoming’s Freudenthal says negotiations progressing on GE coal plant

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Dave Freudenthal said construction could start as soon as this summer on a coal research plant the University of Wyoming is developing with General Electric Co.

The Wyoming Legislature in the session that wrapped up last week put up $20 million for the project. The money comes from federal payments to the state aimed at addressing reclamation of abandoned mine lands.

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