EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

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A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a... News PhotoAir Pollution,Arms Raised,Barack Obama,Built Structure,Coal,Economy,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Environmental Protection Agency,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Monongahela River,Pennsylvania,Pittsburgh,Power Station,Smoke - Physical Structure,US President,USA,United States Environmental Protection AgencyPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW EAGLE, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant built along the Monongahela River, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. The plant, owned by FirstEnergy, will be one of two plants in the region to be shut down, affecting 380 employees. The Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama administration have been taking major steps to get coal-fired power plants into compliance with clean air regulations. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)