Biden Forcing Power Plants to Cut Emissions or Pay Up
(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – The Biden administration is preparing a proposal that would mandate that fossil fuel-fired power plants curb emissions or utilize costly carbon capture technology.
The proposal is set to be released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is expected to require all coal and natural gas-fired power plants to either reduce or capture the majority of their carbon dioxide emissions by 2040. Across the nation, there are 3,393 fossil fuel-fired power plants, the majority of which are natural gas plants. According to the most recent federal data, these plants account for 60 percent of the nation’s electricity production, with only around 14 percent being generated through wind and solar projects.
On Saturday, The New York Times reported that officials had already been briefed on this plan. The regulations in the plan would also mark the first time that the federal government has taken action to reduce power plant emissions.
Maria Michalos, an EPA spokesperson, told Fox News Digital that the EPA cannot comment as the proposal is still “under interagency review.” She added that from the start, they have clearly stated that they are going to work to “address dangerous air pollution and protect the air our children breathe today and for generations to come.”
Late last year, an Office of Management and Budget filing stated that the EPA would issue a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired plants in spring 2023 and that in the summer of 2024, a final rule would be issued.
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