Newsmax: Report: EPA May Drop Technology Mandate for Coal-Fired Plants

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by By John Blosser
Newsmax

When it comes to the stare-down between power plant operators and the Obama administration’s controversial plan to cut carbon monoxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be about to blink.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that the standard is the “centerpiece for President (Barack) Obama’s effort to confront global warming.”

However, the Daily Caller reports the EPA is planning to drop its controversial mandate that new coal-fired plants install Carbon Capture and Storage Technology (CCS), without which energy producers cannot meet the 30 percent requirement….

The Energy and Environment Legal Institute in March commented, “The 2005 Energy Policy Act prohibits EPA from using subsidized power plants as examples that technology is commercially viable or that such technology has been ‘adequately demonstrated,” the Daily Caller reports. 

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2015-05-22T08:25:58+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Comments, EPA Mandate: CCS, Media Coverage, War on Coal|