The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

BREAKING NEWS

September 20, 2013

Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

Action means dim future for coal, industry says

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WASHINGTON —

Coal, which is already struggling to compete with cheap natural gas, accounts for 40 percent of U.S. electricity, a share that was already shrinking. And natural gas would need no additional pollution controls to comply.

"It is clear that the EPA is continuing to move forward with a strategy that will write off our huge, secure, affordable coal resources by essentially outlawing the construction of new coal plants," said Bruce Josten, the vice president for government affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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