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Most Americans Are Concerned about Proposed New Regulations on Coal-Power Plants

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THREE OUT OF FOUR AMERICANS NOW WORRY THAT PROPOSED "E-P-A"-POLICIES TO ELIMINATE COAL-GENERATED POWER COULD RESULT IN HIGHER ELECTRICITY-BILLS.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL "HARRIS"-POLL ON BEHALF OF THE "NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION".  THE ASSOCIATION BELIEVES THAT FAMILIES SHOULD GET USED TO HIGHER ELECTRICITY-BILLS, IF THE "E-P-A" CONTINUES TO PUSH FORWARD WITH EXTREMELY STRINGENT REGULATIONS FOR POWER-PLANTS.  IT ADDS THAT THE LEAP IN UTILITY-BILLS THAT CONSUMERS SAW THIS WINTER WAS AS MUCH THE RESULT OF THE POLICIES AS IT WAS THE COLD WEATHER; THE IMPACT CAUSED MANY TO ADJUST THEIR THERMOSTATS LOWER THAN THEY WANTED--AND, IN SOME CASES, TO EVEN GO WITHOUT HEALTHCARE OR FOOD.  THE POLL ALSO FOUND THAT 70-PERCENT WORRY THAT MORE REGULATIONS WOULD TRANSLATE TO ELECTRICITY-BLACKOUTS AND -BROWNOUTS THIS SUMMER.  THAT'S BECAUSE HEAVY, YEAR-ROUND USAGE CAN STRESS POWER-GRIDS, AND CONTRIBUTE TO A FAILURE IN THE SYSTEM.  THE ASSOCIATION BELIEVES THAT REGULATIONS THAT SHUT DOWN COAL-FACILITIES COULD REMOVE THE MOST-DEPENDABLE SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THAT SYSTEM.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "COUNT-ON-COAL"-DOT-ORG.


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