Coming Climate Regs Signal Bleak Future For Coal Industry

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- An upcoming White House plan to address climate change is expected to include limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, which experts say would require such costly upgrades that they could jeopardize the future of the U.S. coal industry and set the stage for protracted courtroom battles.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency already has allowed two months to lapse since a deadline for finalizing greenhouse gas emissions standards for new power plants, receiving lawsuit threats from states and environmental groups demanding that it take...
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