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Obama’s New Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Appalachia

Some Appalachians, however, see a different villain behind coal’s woes: Barack Obama and his overreaching Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Four days after the James River closures, the EPA released a proposed rule limiting emissions from new fossil-fuel-fired power stations to 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour—far less than the average coal plant emits. To meet this standard new coal plants would have to capture and store much of their carbon emissions. Critics complain that the technology enabling carbon capture and storage (CCS) is too expensive and works far better in theory than in commercial practice...

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