EPA to announce new emissions rules for power plants

12/20/2011 | Washington Post, The

The Environmental Protection Agency next week will release rules to require coal-fueled power plants to reduce their emissions, according to sources familiar with the matter. The rules will cost plants $10.6 billion by 2016, but save up to $140 billion in annual health costs, the EPA projects. Plants will have three years to comply with the rules, although the EPA will have the authority to grant extensions of up to two years.

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