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October 20, 2014, 5:46 pm
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Hobbie: New Federal Rules Could Put CWLP Electric Plant Out Of Business


The top man at City Water Light and Power says it’s only a matter of time before the city’s power plant is endangered by tighter federal regulations. 

 

The U.S. EPA will announce new regulations this week aimed at reducing emissions from future coal-fired power plants.  But appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Bishop on Air… CWLP chief utilities engineer Eric Hobbie said similar rules are expected for existing plants within the next two years. 

 

Hobbie says right now, there is no way to comply with the types of rules he’s expecting… but the only alternative might be to shut the whole plant down.

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