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Lignite Energy Comments on EPA's Proposal

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Hundreds are expected to travel to the Environmental Protection Agency's listening sessions this week to share their views on the agency's existing power plant proposal, including one group from North Dakota.

The Lignite Energy Council plans to present their comments on the rule at the session in Denver tomorrow. The proposed rule would require existing coal fired plants to reduce their emissions by six percent as part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

"We continue to unearth new concerns everyday and new questions that we would like answered everyday, but it's a complicated issue. We don't want to go down to Denver to have very nebulous comments that are 100 different things. We'd like to say that our two biggest problems are the engineering question that you've asked us to achieve and the timeline you think this is going to be achieved by," says Jason Bohrer of the Lignite Energy Council.

The EPA says it will accept comment on the proposal for 120 days after it is published in the Federal Register.

 

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