EPA May Regulate Carbon from Coal Plants
In a major policy shift [ark] by the new Obama administration, the EPA has announced it will reexamine the possibility of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. While not finalized, this is the first step towards meeting our recent alert's demand that carbon dioxide be regulated under the Clean Air Act [search].
The new President is to be congratulated for thinking about sufficient policy adequate to truly address the threat posed by abrupt and run-away climate change. Without regulations on coal plants, to ensure no more are built that emit into the atmosphere, there is little chance of salvaging an operable atmosphere. What an exciting and effective climate change movement [search] of which we and President Obama are part. Let's make sure we stay on top of this one and support the President to get it implemented. And remember, no matter what anyone may tell you, coal kills really bad.