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WASHINGTON – This past week, the Environmental Protection Agency released its much-anticipated regulations demanding that any new coal-fired power plants reduce emissions by 50 percent.
Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith represents a coal-rich district in southwest Virginia. He says Barack Obama and the EPA undoubtedly are waging a war on coal.
He says the new rules will block the construction of any new power plants and he fears they will soon apply to existing plants as well.
Griffith says even emerging clean coal technology wouldn't reduce emissions enough to comply with the new regulations. He explains the impact this will have on jobs in many areas and on everyone's power bills.