Coal Plants to Shut Down Todd Berkey The Trib-Dem

Dozens of coal-fired generating plants have announced plans to shut down or convert to alternative fuels by 2028. A new Federal regulation requires them to end the dumping of heavy metals – mercury, arsenic and selenium – in the nation’s waterways. Environmentalists ahiled the move. “The free ride these plants have been getting is ending in a lot of ways,” said Zack Fabish, a Sierra Club lawyer. “And them choosing to retire by 2028 probably reflects the reality that a lot of the subsidies they have been getting in terms of being able to dump their wastewater into the commons, they are not going to be able to do that in the future.” (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat, 2007)

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