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Coal Under Siege: Charting a Sensible Path Forward

EPA's proposed CO2 rules threaten existing coal-fired fleet

President Newton B. Jones

Impact would be devastating for Boilermakers, nation

ON JUNE 2, THE EPA proposed new rules that will require existing coal-fired generation systems to cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions as a baseline. To achieve the reduction, the rules would allow states to adopt individual plans ranging from cap and trade to fuel switching to replacing coal-fired generation with renewables.

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