Here in Michigan a company spent several years and millions of dollars on permit applications and studies etc in hopes of building a clean coal fired plant.
Then last year the state denied the permit citing a lack of demand. Less than one month later they gave a permit for a wind farm despite the so called lack of demand.
The EPA and greentards intend to harass and break the energy producers.
Link to the EPA Fact Sheet on the changes that go into effect 1/2/11