EPA’s New Proposed Rule on Emissions for Coal Plants Will Safeguard Affordable Energy

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposed rule, rescinding the Obama Administration’s carbon dioxide emission standards for new coal power plants.

CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis said:

“CEI applauds EPA’s proposal to rescind the prior administration’s carbon dioxide emission standards for new coal power plants. Those standards are based on the fiction that prohibitively-expensive, geographically-limited carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an adequately demonstrated “best system of emission reduction.” The standards effectively ban the construction of new coal power plants—a policy Congress never approved and would not pass if put to a vote. By lifting the ban, EPA’s proposal will help restore the separation of powers and safeguard affordable energy for American consumers.”

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