GOOD
Articles

Breathing Room

In what is being touted as "a major step in bringing about a clean energy economy," a new coal plant in Utah was told it had to mitigate its carbon dioxide emissions with the "best available control technology." In the case, the Environmental Appeals Board, an independent court within the Environmental..


In what is being touted as "a major step in bringing about a clean energy economy," a new coal plant in Utah was told it had to mitigate its carbon dioxide emissions with the "best available control technology."In the case, the Environmental Appeals Board, an independent court within the Environmental Protection Agency, ruled against the EPA itself, which has tried to weasel out of regulating carbon dioxide for years.From TIME:"The board's decision will force the EPA to consider CO2 when issuing permits for new power plants, potentially making it - at least in the short-term - all but impossible to certify new coal power plants."Things are a little topsy-turvy when the EPA is trying to avoid regulating carbon dioxide, but this ruling gives the Obama administration some time to reconsider America's relationship with coal.