Protesters rallying against planned coal plant in West Bakersfield

Protesters against Hydrogen Energy California

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Protesters rallied against a planned coal plant in west of Bakersfield Saturday afternoon.

Hydrogen Energy California, or HECA, as it is most commonly known, wants to build a power plan two miles north of Tupman.

But opponents say it would release toxic contaminants into the air and threaten Valley groundwater. The "community clean air protest" started in Buttonwillow, around 30 miles outside of Bakersfield. 

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