How Will EPA’s New Carbon Limits Impact Coal In PA?

  • A 2009 state report found Pennsylvania contributes one percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst DPA /LANDOV

  • Inside a coal mine in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Photo: Kim Paynter / NEWSWORKS/WHYY

September 25, 2013
By Katie Colaneri

When it comes to energy in Pennsylvania, it may seem like it’s all about natural gas, right? In fact, coal is still one of the state’s main sources of electricity, but that’s starting to change.

Now the Obama administration is proposing new rules to cut carbon emissions for all future coal-fired power plants which proponents of coal say is a direct threat to the survival of the industry.

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