Environments Newsletter

SePTEMBER 2014

The coal sector is under pressure on a number of fronts. In my April 2014 newsletter, I discussed the Dan River coal-ash spill, an event that would yield a new North Carolina law requiring the closure of all the state’s unlined coal-ash ponds over 15 years. Recently, at the federal level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the nation’s first rule aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector, where coal remains a key fuel. Taken together, the new state law and proposed federal rule may result in the closure of additional coal-fired power plants in North Carolina, changing our state’s energy generation footprint.  Click here to continue reading…

 

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