9/20/2013 9:53 PM
WASHINGTON - A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency on coal-fired plants may have a drastic effect on jobs and utility prices in West Virginia. The EPA released its decision to cut carbon polution from new power plants across the country. Opponents say this decision would make it impossible to build any future coal-fired plants. Currently, West Virginia has 20 such coal-powered facilities, including one at Alloy in Fayette County. The EPA cites climate change as one of the most significant health challenges of our time. The agency has begun a comment period of 60 days for this proposal, and will eventually have a public hearing.