President Obama’s plan for 30% reduction in CO pollution may have huge impact on Ohio
Last week, as part of President Obama’s climate-change agenda, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal for states to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Columbus Dispatch reports that “the rules almost certainly would change how people power their lives in Ohio, where coal generates about two-thirds of electricity.” Columbus-based American Electric Power (AEP) has eight coal-fired power plants in Ohio, but may soon have far fewer. According to the Dispatch article, AEP “has said it plans to close three and is determining whether the proposed rules might force it to shut even more.” Opponents of the measure say the new proposal will eliminate jobs and raise energy costs. The Obama administration says the proposal will clean the air and promote better health in addition to curtailing climate change. For more, read the full article.