Phil Kerpen: EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

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by Phil Kerpen
American Commitment

The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public – but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board.

The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it was “adequately demonstrated” and “commercially available.” Thanks to E&E Legal, they failed.

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2015-05-22T14:25:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|EPA Mandate: CCS, FME Law, Media Coverage|