US Environmental Protection Agency cracks down on coal pollution with new rules

Under the direction of President Obama’s White House, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced new guidelines to cut down on the pollution caused by fossil fuels. Today, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency is setting strict limits on how much carbon coal- and gas-powered plants will be able to emit. In a press conference, McCarthy said that the rules were necessary for preventing a wide range of environmental problems, from global warming to smog to polluted water. “We must meet our moral obligation for the next generation and be stewards of our valuable natural resources,” she says.
As Reuters reports, the guidelines are an update to rules made in 2012. Under the rules, any new coal plant will have to be built…

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