EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Chamber Head Takes Issue With EPA Rules
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Reported by: Elizabeth Noreika
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 13, 2013 6:29 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A West Virginia business leader said Friday that upcoming rules by the Environmental Protection Agency will bring an end to new coal fired power plants.
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said that the agency will require carbon capture in order to meet stringent emissions standards.
He said the EPA is ignoring the fact that the technology for carbon capture is still years away, meaning the proposed rules are effectively a ban on new coal-using power plants. The EPA will release its decisions on the matter next week.
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