30 Mar '12, 7am

EPA Takes Historic Step, Issues Clean Air Act Limits on CO2 Emissions from New Power Plants

Congressional Republicans squashed the Obama administration and supporting Democratic Senators’ latest attempt to eliminate oil and gas industry subsidies this week, but the Obama administration’s efforts to redirect energy policy away from supporting fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy continue nonetheless. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 27 for the first time proposed the nation’s first carbon pollution standard, the Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants. There’s no limit on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from US coal and other fossil fuel power plants at present. That will change with enactment of the EPA’s Clean Air Act pollution standard, which, while raising the cost of building new coal-fired power plants, will reduce the numerous and sizable health, safety and environmental costs that aren’t ...

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