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Lights out for some coal plants

Mike Metzer, from the Environmental Protection Agency, checks one of the many air sampling locations set up around the World Trade Center site.

NEW YORK, NY — “’Coal-burning utilities used to fight tooth-and-nail,’ says Roger Gale, chief executive of GF Energy, a strategic consulting firm in Washington. ‘But they don’t have the political clout they used to have. Now they are all in the acknowledgement stages. The plants that are 40 to 50 years old do not make sense and utilities are running those plants when they should not be.’”

— Ken Silverstein, Forbes

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