Lignite industry says EPA’s carbon rules for coal-fired plants a ‘recipe for disaster’
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s lignite coal industry bristled Monday at the Obama administration’s plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, calling it “a recipe for disaster” that could lead to higher electricity prices and a less reliable energy grid.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants calls for reducing emissions by 30 percent nationwide below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
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