Boston Herald: The EPA’s war on coal

“Someday the nation may need to burn more coal, and environmentalists would love to shut down the remaining coal plants — no matter what the economic consequences.”

The Boston Herald editorializes:

The proposed emissions rule for new power plants from the Environmental Protection Agency is unnecessary because competition from natural gas will diminish the use of coal in generating electricity — something environmentalists have for some time wanted to prohibit…

The rule will have minimal effect, if detectable at all, on warming. If Republicans control the government next year, they should remove the “pollutant” designation. Someday the nation may need to burn more coal, and environmentalists would love to shut down the remaining coal plants — no matter what the economic consequences.