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EPA releases draft limits on power plant carbon emissions

10:20 AM MDT | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

EPA today proposed strict carbon emissions standards for new power plants, spurring criticism from industry groups who accuse the agency of overreaching its authority under the Clean Air Act and attempting to force coal-fired plants to use expensive, unproven carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The draft rules are EPA's first attempt to regulate power plants, which together account for a third of domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “Climate change is one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.  By taking commonsense...

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