Can ‘Clean Coal’ Be An Environmental Game Changer?

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On Monday, President Obama is expected to unveil new rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions from power plants, including ones that use coal.

Coal generates nearly half of the country’s electricity and is the largest source of air pollution.

The new rules are expected to spur advances in technology to burn less polluting coal. At least, that’s the hope of proponents of one such “clean coal” project planned for West Texas.

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