More Sierra Coal Victories

In the US, coal utilities produce more greenhouse gas emissions than in any other sector.
President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will reconsider the midnight memo issued by former EPA Administrator Steven Johnson which sought to prohibit controls on global warming pollution from coal-fired power plants. The decision should halt virtually all new coal plant development until the EPA decides how to address global warming pollution from coal plants (Washington Post, NYTimes).

David Bookbinder, Chief Climate Counsel for the Sierra Club, had this to say:

This decision stops the Bush Administration's final, last-minute effort to saddle President Obama with its do-nothing policy on global warming.

Moreover, in response to a Sierra Club petition concerning a Utah coal plant, EPA head Lisa Jackson announced that the EPA would revisit the permit and solicit public comment.

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