Coal Industry Lobbies White House to Back Off on New Power Plant Rules

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From: Inside Climate News

Urging a retreat from costly emissions-cutting technology, coal advocates offer less-stringent approach.

By John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News

[Inside Climate News] Editor’s note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring the future of the coal industry, Coal’s Long Goodbye: Dispatches From the War on Carbon.

The coal industry is making a last-ditch appeal to the Obama administration to loosen its strict proposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

A team from the National Mining Association presented their case at the White House regulatory review office last week, asking for power companies to be allowed to use off-the-shelf technology instead of requiring much more costly—and much cleaner—technology that has not yet been commercially proven.

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