Enviro: EPA planning ‘mother of all clean air regulations’; Would shut down new and existing coal plants to cut emissions

… but don’t expect to see it until after the 2014 elections.

From the National Journal:

Now, committee Republicans find themselves in the calm before the next storm. EPA is preparing to introduce what one advocate called “the mother of all clean-air regulations”—rules that will force new and existing coal-fired power plants to cut their emissions of the carbon dioxide that is the chief cause of global warming.

Once issued, the rules will likely freeze construction of coal plants in the U.S. and could lead to the closure of many existing plants. That’s certain to set off a GOP firestorm in Congress, and the committee may once again be the springboard for the onslaught against the rules.

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