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Council Delivers Coal Comments to EPA

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The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit filed by a dozen states, over the agency's proposed rules designed to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal power plants.

A representative of the Lignite Energy Council presented the agency's comments to the EPA last week in Denver. Companies and citizens can submit comments on the rule until November, and a final rule is expected to be released next June.

"And from that day we have one year to write our state of limitation plans that timeline is certainly a challenge because right now we have so many questions that aren't being answered in the final rule. The extra year isn't going to give us the time to do what we need to do to comply," says Tyler Hamman of the Lignite Energy Council.

Wyoming and South Dakota are two of the states that have sued the agency. The EPA says the new rule would cut traditional air pollutants and could provide health benefits.


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