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Idaho's potato king proposes 100 power plants

February 1, 1988

The state's richest man, industrialist J.R. Simplot, announced in late December that he wants to build 100 coal-fired power plants along the Snake River over the next 50 years.

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Idaho's potato king proposes 100 power plants
The state's richest man, industrialist J.R. Simplot, announced in late December that he wants to build 100 coal-fired power plants along the Snake River over the next 50 years.

Perspective

McClure-Andrus wilderness bill is worse than nothing
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News

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