How The EPA Aims To Kill Coal

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- A case can be made, upon reviewing the full sweep of President Barack Obama’s first term, that the administration’s top priority has not been health care, the Iranian nuclear program or economic recovery. It has been, instead, the U.S. coal industry’s ruination.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a regulation with the innocuous title “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” setting a carbon dioxide emissions limit that coal plants cannot meet, now or in the...
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