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EPA EMISSIONS
New EPA rule won't affect coal-fired power plants, but older rules will, state official says

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky.


None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of the Environmental Protection Agency's new emission standards it released last month, a state official told lawmakers on Thursday.

Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy John Lyons said the average carbon emissions of Kentucky's fleet of coal-fired power plants should meet the new standard by 2020. That's because 11 boilers are scheduled to shut down by then because of other EPA air quality regulations.

The real concern, Lyons said, is an EPA rule proposed last year that limits the carbon emissions of new coal-fired power plants. Lyons said coal plants will not be able to meet that standard and will likely be replaced by natural gas. He predicted Kentucky would have no coal-fired power plants left by 2050.










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