EPA proposes easing carbon dioxide emission standards for coal power plants

February 11, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Heartland) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed significantly loosening the standards governing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, issuing regulations to allow quicker, less-expensive upgrades and the building of new facilities without as yet unproven carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS).

EPA says the changes officially proposed in December would rescind excessive restrictions placed by President Barack Obama on U.S. energy providers and will help advance U.S. progress on energy production while maintaining vital public health and environmental protections. Read full article….

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