Missouri Facing Major Changes With New Carbon Rules

The coal plant in Iatan is Missouri's largest. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Officials in states with large coal-mining industries such as Missouri say the Obama administration’s new carbon regulations could jeopardize jobs and drive up monthly electric bills. The president is expected to announce a plan today to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, according to media reports. For states such as Missouri and Illinois, which contain power plants responsible for some of the largest shares of carbon dioxide emissions in the nation, the rules could mean a complete shift in how producers, consumers and policymakers see the energy future.

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