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EPA Pushing To Abolish Use Of Coal To Generate Power

August 2nd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pushing for federal legislation designed to abolish the use of  coal as an electrical power-generating fuel. More than half of the electrical power used every day by Americans is generated by power plants fueled by coal. And 90 percent of all the coal consumed in the U.S. goes to electrical power generation. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine met recently with the Maryland Coal Association on the subject and he said such an effort could prove devastating for the region and the state as a whole…


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