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Skip to comments.EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Coal Plants
Posted on 03/27/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The EPA proposed strict limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants despite warnings from utilities and others that such a step would lead to the demise of coal-fired electricity generation.
The agency outlined a standard that analysts said would effectively ban new coal-fired stations unless they use carbon-capture technology, which hasn't yet been proven cost-effective.
The EPA said the rule wouldn't apply to existing power plants, including when they make modifications to comply with other air-pollution rules, addressing a major concern of the power industry. The rule would also exempt new plants that are permitted and under construction within the next 12 months, the agency said.
The Obama administration will now take public comments on the proposal, and it isn't clear they will finalize it before the November presidential election.
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Obama promised he would bankrupt the coal industry. He’s just living up to his campaign promises. Open up your wallet and stop complaining.
Met with my family friend Rep. Ed Whitfield of the first Congressional district of Kentucky last fall and he told me these strict guidelines cannot be met and are designed to destroy cheap energy. He also told me that China is opening a new coal fired power plant every two weeks on average.
so open up your Citizens United wallets and start letting Barry have it with both barrels