Coal-plant permit issued by Idaho may set U.S. clean-coal standards

11/30/2009 | Fresno Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

A landmark permit issued Monday by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality sets a national precedent because it's the first in the country to require a 58% reduction in comparable plant emissions. The permit, awarded to a Power County coal-fired fertilizer plant, was hashed out by the state along with environmental watchdogs. The plant will use a type of "clean-coal" technology that could pave the way for a national carbon-capture standard among U.S. coal plants.

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