by Tom Borelli
In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead criticized the agency’s proposed regulation of greenhouse gas emissions for new power plants.
Since Wyoming is the biggest coal producer in the U.S., Mead is very concerned about the economic consequences to his state from Obama’s war on coal.
According to a story in the Casper-Star Tribune, Mead’s letter put the latest rule in context of the agency’s larger effort to remove coal from our country’s energy mix. Mead also takes aim at EPA for misleading the public about the commercial feasibility of the technology the new rule would require.
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