EPA overhauls regulations for coal-fired power plants

The Trump administration on Tuesday made public the details of its new pollution rules governing coal-burning power plants, and the fine print includes an acknowledgment that the plan would increase carbon emissions and lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths annually. The new regulations would overturn a signature Obama-era climate policy by allowing states, rather than the federal government, to establish emissions standards. The policy could reduce incentives to shift away from coal power to cleaner sources of energy.

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Emissions from coal fired power plants can be reduced. This was proven several years ago. The catch is that in order to make he smoke stack emissions acceptable the added cost of continuous scrubbing of the emission gases must be added to the electric power consumption rates. So, consumers must be willing to pay more for cleaner air. I am willing

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2 hours ago, Meanwhile said:

Emissions from coal fired power plants can be reduced. This was proven several years ago. The catch is that in order to make he smoke stack emissions acceptable the added cost of continuous scrubbing of the emission gases must be added to the electric power consumption rates. So, consumers must be willing to pay more for cleaner air. I am willing

FGD ain't cheap. 400m (sterling) being spent to add FGD to Longannet in Scotland. 

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