The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that would require new coal-fired power plants to capture carbon dioxide rather than sending it into the air. University of Utah Professor Brian McPherson, who’s worked on ways to “sequester” carbon dioxide, says that could raise the cost of new coal plants to the point they’re no longer practical. And he says the new rules give natural gas fired power plants an unfair advantage.
Environmentalists are applauding President Obama’s proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions by executive action. But Rocky Mountain Power says one group’s criticism ignores what it’s been doing for years.