Arch Coal Responds to EPA's Release of New Source Performance Review Standards
"The coal-based generation industry has made tremendous progress in reducing emissions in recent years – with non-greenhouse-gas emissions per unit of coal consumed down 90 percent since 1970," said Arch Coal Senior Vice President of Strategy and Public Policy Deck S. Slone. "The newest coal plants far exceed even those reductions, and also have lower greenhouse gas emissions due to their higher efficiency levels.
"We believe that coal plants with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions will be achievable in time, but such technology is simply not available today," said Slone. "The Administration's proposal goes way too far, way too fast – and threatens to arrest rather than spur technology advances. With the world's fastest growing economies continuing to build their economies on coal, it makes no sense for
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