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April 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit earlier today upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants. Due in part to regulations like MATS, almost 300 coal-fueled generating units in 33 states have announced they will be shutting down, costing the electricity sector roughly $200 billion in compliance costs and destroying at least 544,000 jobs. Just this month in fact, the East Kentucky Power Cooperative announced it will shut down four coal-fueled plants due to staggering compliance costs for MATS.   “We are disappointed that the D.C....

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