Obama considers ban on new coal plants without carbon controls


The Obama administration is considering banning new coal plants without increased emission standards, Bloomberg reports.

Revised EPA rules are under White House review and could be reworked before a scheduled Sept. 20 release, but it appears new coal plants would need to install expensive equipment to limit climate-change emissions.

The revised standard would retain a provision letting utilities phase-in the capture technology over time, a source says.

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  • wigit5
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    ouch how many more years of this?
    11 Sep 2013, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • J 457
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    And I thought it couldn't get any worse than Bush...
    11 Sep 2013, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    Great. Unless Obama is going to limit the mining of coal, these ever more stringent EPA requirements will actually increase the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. China will continue to buy all the extra coal we can mine and burn it with minimal controls. Maybe Obama does not understand this is all the same atmosphere? And meanwhile, his buddy Buffet is greedily playing this China coal expansion. He bought the biggest shipper of coal to the west coast, BNSF.
    11 Sep 2013, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    But he'll be able to claim that the US isn't increasing the carbon emissions its china's fault and other coal producing/using countries...
    11 Sep 2013, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    Just wait for Kerry to announce a limited strike on China for killing their citizens with CO2
    11 Sep 2013, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • whidbey
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    Besides being of doubtful value ( the regs will do little about Carbon or heating), this policy will hit the average homeowner and business hard : 10% for homeowners in the east, and some small firms upwards of 20%.(51% of total jobs) Tone deaf politics gets old and now damaging to the economy. Write your Congressperson, call your Senator.
    11 Sep 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
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