Bill Would Put Coal-Fired Power Plant Plans On Ice

Law360, New York (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two U.S. lawmakers have proposed legislation that would put a stop to approval of new coal-fired power plants that don't control their global warming emissions, claiming that plants built now could release more than 100 million tons of carbon dioxide a year without adequate controls.

U.S. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Moratorium on Uncontrolled Power Plants Act of 2008 on Tuesday in the House. The legislation would prevent federal or state governments from issuing permits for new coal-fired power...
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