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New Regulations on Coal Plants May Make Electricity Less Affordable

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WINTER'S HERE:  TEMPERATURES WILL START PLUNGING, AND UTILITY-BILLS WILL CLIMB.  COAL POWER-PLANTS HAVE TRADITIONALLY KEPT UTILITY-BILLS REASONABLE.  BUT, THAT COULD BE CHANGING--ACCORDING TO THE "NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION".  IT SAYS THAT COAL HAS TYPICALLY PROVIDED THE MOST-AFFORDABLE ELECTRICITY.  HOWEVER, THAT WILL END SOON, IF WASHINGTON-REGULATORS HAVE THEIR WAY--AS THE E-P-A IS PROPOSING CONTROLS ON POWER-PLANTS, IN ORDER TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE-GASES.  HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT UTILITY-RATES?  ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATION, THE E-P-A WANTS NEW POWER-PLANTS TO USE A TECHNOLOGY THAT DOESN'T EVEN EXIST YET.  WITHOUT THAT TECHNOLOGY, NEW PLANTS WON'T COME ONLINE TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND--AND, CONSEQUENTLY, ELECTRICITY-RATES WILL INCREASE.  THE ASSOCIATION IS TELLING THE E-P-A THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO KILL BUSINESS--AND RAISE HOUSEHOLD UTILITY-BILLS--IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT "COUNT-ON-COAL"-DOT-COM.


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