EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants
September 20th, 2013
11:23 AM ET
7 months ago

EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants

Washington (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules aimed at limiting the amount of carbon pollution coming from new power plants.

The standards, which would set separate limits for natural gas and coal power plants, are being called the first uniform national limits for new plants.

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  1. just saying

    remember america.... it was obama that told a group in private that the cost of electricity will skyrocket. i hope you can all afford to pay twice as much for electricity. obama's destruction of this country and our economy continues unabated....

    September 20, 2013 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Good. George W. Bush dramatically relaxed the emissions rules. We're simply going back to where we once were, and it applies only to new construction. I hope it also applies to retro-fits. It should.

    September 20, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. Larry in Houston

    that's right, EPA, keep up the wonderful work you've been doing for the last 35 years. That's why more & more & more plants / factories / Businesses / keep moving to china / mexico / Canada. & people think they are going to make a "comeback" someday. Well EPA, you got what you wanted. Just keep the average person that is trying to find a Job, looking forever.

    September 20, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Let me guess, the right wingnuts will say that trying to protect us with the air we breath is a communist plot.

    September 20, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  5. Sniffit

    "Let me guess, the right wingnuts will say that trying to protect us with the air we breath is a communist plot."

    Well duh. The only people who should be breathing uncontaminated, smog-free air are those who have proven their virtue and worthiness by winning the womb lottery and falling out of a jackpot hoohoo into a trust fund lifestyle. The rest of 'Murika needs to learn their place.

    September 20, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. rs

    just saying

    remember america.... it was obama that told a group in private that the cost of electricity will skyrocket. i hope you can all afford to pay twice as much for electricity. obama's destruction of this country and our economy continues unabated....
    ________________________________
    And what do climate change superstorm damages cost? What do expanding deserts cost? Oh, yeah, you don't BELIEVE in Science. I forgot....

    September 20, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well, look at that. A breathe better story ... on top of a feel good story.

    Good times are coming back to CNN.

    September 20, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  8. Thomas

    @just saying
    remember america.... it was obama that told a group in private that the cost of electricity will skyrocket. i hope you can all afford to pay twice as much for electricity. obama's destruction of this country and our economy continues unabated....
    ====

    Why don't you move to Beijing and drink there smog , float down the river on a sea of dead pigs ,

    Since when has anything stayed the same price , next you will blame Obama for the price of bottled water .

    September 20, 2013 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Revelations, Chapter 9

    [3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
    [4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads
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    They should not hurt the gras, neither any green thing, ..... So, why would Chritistian Conservatives want to join hands with those who pollute and foul the Earth? Is there a hate in their hearts thats stronger than any love?

    September 20, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  10. just saying

    Thomas
    Since when has anything stayed the same price , next you will blame Obama for the price of bottled water .
    -–

    things increase in price for various reasons. obama has stated openly his intention to sky rocket electricity prices. do you deny this? of course you cannot because the videos and audioes out out there for all to see and listen to. why do you all come in here and lie for obama? are you being paid?

    September 20, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Thank you EPA and President Obama. Keep up the good work!

    September 20, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Revelations, Chapter 9

    [3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
    [4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads
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    They should not hurt the gras, neither any green thing, ..... So, why would Chritistian Conservatives want to join hands with those who pollute and foul the Earth? Is there a hate in their hearts thats stronger than any love?
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    Revelation is filled with symbolism. You're not seriously taking these verses literally, are you?

    September 20, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Rudy NYC: "They should not hurt the grass, neither any green thing, ..... So, why would Chritistian Conservatives want to join hands with those who pollute and foul the Earth? Is there a hate in their hearts thats stronger than any love?"

    With all due respect to Christian Conservatives, Rudy, they let go of Christ's hand yesterday when the voted to drastically cut food stamps. Who it is they ARE joining hands with is another story.

    I am losing my willingness to give them a few more chapters of redemption. No one can be this bad this long and not see what they've become. Their attitude has now become purposeful and with malice aforethought.

    September 20, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair asked:

    Revelation is filled with symbolism. You're not seriously taking these verses literally, are you?
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    Enough to understand that God wants the Earth preserved, and those who would foul and pollute it are considered evil.

    September 20, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    just saying

    Thomas
    Since when has anything stayed the same price , next you will blame Obama for the price of bottled water .
    -–

    things increase in price for various reasons. obama has stated openly his intention to sky rocket electricity prices. do you deny this? of course you cannot because the videos and audioes out out there for all to see and listen to. why do you all come in here and lie for obama? are you being paid?

    @just saying
    I generally don't call people names but you are a flat out liar. Please post a link to such videos and audios. I double dog dare ya....

    September 20, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "Revelation is filled with symbolism. You're not seriously taking these verses literally, are you?"

    Hurray for being deliberately obtuse! Rudy isn't taking it literally himself. He's pointing out that the people who DO take the Bible literally actually pick and choose which parts to take literally in order to have it say what they want it to say. But you knew that...you just chose to pretend otherwise.

    September 20, 2013 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  17. just saying

    Anonymous
    @just saying
    I generally don't call people names but you are a flat out liar. Please post a link to such videos and audios. I double dog dare ya....
    -–

    no problem, just call up google and enter these words: "obama electricity rates will skyrocket"
    cnn does not allow the posting of urls.

    i will wait here to accept your apologies and thanks for reporting the facts.

    September 20, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  18. Scott

    Destroy the coal industry, put people out of work? You call this progress? Obama tends to frown on progress. With the equipment that is in place the poulltion and greenhouse gas is not much of a problem, despite what the EPA (Evil People Agency) says.

    September 20, 2013 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Scott

    Destroy the coal industry, put people out of work? You call this progress? Obama tends to frown on progress. With the equipment that is in place the poulltion and greenhouse gas is not much of a problem, despite what the EPA (Evil People Agency) says.
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    There is no such thing as "clean coal." Besides, why would anyone need to build the equipment to clean up the emissions when there is no need to, no regulation against polluting the air?

    In different cultures and eras, the Tea Party would be against arithmetic, writing, and cooked food.

    September 20, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. just asking

    do the left wing whack jobs in here think the air sits still in one place? all of our clean air goes all over and gets polluted by chinese and indian polution. what next? you going to put a domne over the usa to keep the other air out and our clean air in?

    i don't mind doing sensible things to lower emissions and pollution but to go over board and start shutting down power plants and the coal industry is sheer insanity. democrat shave become environmental zealots and economic terrorists.

    September 20, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. Malory Archer

    Scott

    Destroy the coal industry, put people out of work? You call this progress?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Nobody's destroying anything except for the coal industry that's poisoning us. If anything, the steps they'll be required to take in building new coal powered plants will CREATE MORE jobs, so yes, I do call that progress.

    September 20, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. just saying

    still waiting for that apology and thanks anonymous.... hurry back with your report.

    September 20, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. ryche

    Ya.. im guessing no liberal wants to see the video of obama flat out stating that rates will skyrocket... that's a liberal for you.. put your head in the sand and put your fingers in your ears... if you havent seen the video or heard the audio, that's because the main stream media are all LIBERALS and they wont play something that will hurt dear leader... liberals, they name is HYPOCRITE...

    September 20, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  24. rs

    just asking

    do the left wing whack jobs in here think the air sits still in one place? all of our clean air goes all over and gets polluted by chinese and indian polution. what next? you going to put a domne over the usa to keep the other air out and our clean air in?

    i don't mind doing sensible things to lower emissions and pollution but to go over board and start shutting down power plants and the coal industry is sheer insanity. democrat shave become environmental zealots and economic terrorists.
    __________________________
    Glad to hear you declare you want to destroy the Earth. Idiot!

    September 20, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. rs

    ryche

    Ya.. im guessing no liberal wants to see the video of obama flat out stating that rates will skyrocket... that's a liberal for you.. put your head in the sand and put your fingers in your ears... if you havent seen the video or heard the audio, that's because the main stream media are all LIBERALS and they wont play something that will hurt dear leader... liberals, they name is HYPOCRITE...
    _______________________
    You might need to adjust the tin foil a wee bit there... Look, the media (proven over and over) isn't leftist. Clear? Second if it were, and it "hid" those videos, how does this guy know about them? Duh!

    September 20, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
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