EPA coal emissions plan to hurt steel: exec

Sep 24, 2013 | 04:36 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Ross Eisenberg, National Association of Manufacturers, regulations, greenhouse gas emissions, coal-fired power plants, coal electricity

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed regulations covering new coal-fired power plant greenhouse gas emissions, a move that will increase energy costs for steel producers and manufacturers, Ross Eisenberg, vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, said.

"Energy starts going up when you have to take things down and build new things," he said at the American Wire Producers Association meeting last week in Washington. "We are not saying don’t do anything about climate change. We are saying this is not a good way to go."....

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