Proposed limits on coal-fired power plants could cost $300 billion over five years and threaten electricity production while the economy is still fragile, according to Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning. About half the nation's coal-fired electricity production is at risk, he says, because the proposed rules don't allow the industry enough time to retrofit plants with emissions controls. Critics of the Obama administration's environmental policy say the president is waging a "war on coal."

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