On January 17, 2008, President Obama said, “If someone wants to build a coal power plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them...” That promise is coming into fruition now.

Last month, the EPA revealed its Clean Power Plan, which aims to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30% by 2030, in relation to levels from 2005. The U.S. was 10% below the standardized levels as of 2013, but is still far from the 2030 rule that the EPA is aiming to finalize and enact by 2015. The EPA has provided four recommended methods for achieving its CO...


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