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    Obama ........stopped the building of new coal fired power plants that don't include carbon capture
    He has not finally done that yet, however.   That action was the publication of a proposed new source performance standard for coal-fired power plants.

    Because under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act such proposed standards are immediately effective to the permitting and construction of new units, the regulations are already binding on potential emission sources.  

    However, these are not final regulations that have been published and President Obama's EPA has yet to publish final regulations.   This is all in the the middle of a highly charged and focused campaign to push back the coal plant NSPS from the electric utility and coal industry.

    •  None have been approved (0+ / 0-)

      since he took office and none will be. Mostly due to existing regulations being enforced. The permit issued by Illinois EPA for Tenaskas coal plant proposed in Taylorville, Illinois was denied and sent back because it didn't include carbon capture requirements.

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