California is working on a cap and trade law that will place financial penalties on businesses that produce greenhouse gases beyond a given allowance. Since the coal-fired Intermountain Power Project (IPP) plant in Utah sells almost 75 percent of its power to cities in Southern California, the IPP should calculate what its operating costs would be if it were located within the state of California and charge its customers there accordingly. California's objective seems to be the reduction of industry-generated greenhouse gases in their state. If this is true, then they should pay the same penalty for greenhouse gases generated on their behalf in other states.

Brian T. Bawden

West Valley City