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  • Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown

    09/22/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michael Bastasch
    Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO...
  • EPA’s Killer MACT

    01/05/2012 7:52:25 AM PST · by csd · 6 replies ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Emerging Corruption
    To understand how the Environmental Protection Agency operates, one must first understand that it lies all the time. Its “estimates” are bogus. Its claims of lives saved are bogus. It thrives on scare-mongering to a public that is science-challenged, but the science remains and the EPA must be challenged to save the nation from the loss of the energy it needs to function. It must be challenged to unleash the huge economic benefits of energy resources—coal, oil, and natural gas—that can reverse our present economic decline. The latest outrage is the MACT rule—an acronym for “maximum achievable control technology” intended...
  • EPA’s New Clean-Air Rule Will Boost Power Prices, Force Closure of Older Coal-Fired Plants, Prompt

    07/07/2010 11:22:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 7, 2010 | Staff AP
    Washington (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern half of the country, a key step to cut emissions that cause smog. The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the new rule represented its most consequential effort yet to tackle deadly pollution that contributes to smog and soot that hangs over more than half the country. The rule would cost nearly $3 billion a year and those costs are likely to be passed along to consumers, although the rule's effect on specific companies and on consumers was...

    06/10/2004 6:43:00 AM PDT · by toddst · 45 replies · 537+ views
    LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER ^ | Thu, Jun. 10, 2004 | By Andy Mead
    Kentucky is No. 2 in the nation in the estimated rate of deaths caused by soot from coal-fired power plants, according to a report released yesterday. The other states in the top five, including No. 1 West Virginia, all border Kentucky. "Dirty Air, Dirty Power" was produced by an advocacy group called Clear the Air. It says soot, also called fine particle pollution, cuts short the lives of nearly 24,000 Americans each year. In Kentucky, the estimated toll is 745 deaths a year. The problem is especially bad in Kentucky and neighboring states because coal-fired plants dominate the region, said...