Major EPA Decision on Coal-fired Plants

by jhwygirl

Someone tell GeeGuy.

Released today, a decision by the EPA regarding coal-fired plants effectively halts any new approval until plants address carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon dioxide is a pollutant – by law – and EPA’s previous refusal to apply “best available control technology” to its emissions is a violation.

With the City of Great Falls pushing forward, despite all of its legal problems regarding that coal-fired plant, and officials talking a pretty mean talk about “clean coal technology” even though currently there really isn’t “clean coal technology” makes this decision pretty important.

While Montana isn’t part of EPA’s Region 9, count me as one of at least two people that hopes this decision falls over to EPA’s Region 8.

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