Utah's "Little Hollywood," the home of "Gunsmoke" and the "Lone Ranger," is waging a modern-day showdown against a California energy company. Residents in Kanab are fighting to keep Viresco Energy from building an experimental coal gasification plant inside their little town.
Businesses in Kanab don't want this proposed energy project because it may harm tourism and real estate. Families are concerned about the dangers of polluted air and water.
Over the past two years, the Taxpayer Association of Kane County has filed three appeals and two lawsuits to stop the project. The Utah 6th District Court will start hearing the next lawsuit later this month.