New EPA Coal Standard Saves Lives
The EPA just announced
a new standard for sulfur dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants.
According to the EPA in an article in the New York Times
, this new standard would prevent 2,300 to 5,900 premature deaths and 54,000 asthma attacks a year, would cost the coal industry roughly $1.5 billion over the next 10 years, and would save $13 billion to $33 billion a year in health benefits.
Seems like this regulation is a good step in the right direction. Hopefully the EPA will continue to protect us against the many devastating impacts
of dirty coal.