Kerry Proposes Ban On Carbon-Unfriendly Coal Plants

Law360, New York (April 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban the construction of coal-fired power plants that emit too much carbon dioxide, the prevalent greenhouse gas, with the ultimate purpose of slowing global warming.

The Clean Coal Act of 2007, technically an amendment to the Clean Air Act of 1970, would affect the estimated 150 coal-fired plants due to be built in the United States over the next decade. Half of the electricity in the United States is currently generated by burning coal; coal power...
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