EPA regulations force Ga. power company to shut down coal-fired generators

Stricter environmental regulations have led to Georgia Power asking state regulators for permission to shut down 15 coal-fired and oil-fired generators, totaling more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity.

The company expects to ask for decertification most of the coal-fired units by April 16, 2015 — the effective date that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics rule will go into effect.

The company expects to seek a one-year extension for MATS compliance for their Plant Kraft, and retire those units one-year later.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

Comments

  1. the grit belt does not need to loose jobs or have electricity rates go up. Economic sabotage by the government should be impeachable

  2. I say FORCE THE TERMINATION OF THE EPA!

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