EPA Carbon Rule Would Curb Coal, Boost Gas Power Plants

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would hold coal-fired facilities to a standard based on pollution from natural gas plants — a policy shift that could effectively halt construction of new coal units, experts say.

In proposing the new standard last week, the EPA broke from its practice of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal, natural gas and other sources separately, seeking instead to put all fossil fuel generating units into a single category for greenhouse gas...
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