EPA Clean Air Regs Could Impact All South Dakotans

Chris NelsonThe Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline for comments on its clean air policy to mid-December. The agency is focused on lowering the amount of air pollution created by coal fueled power plants.  South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson says if those rules are adopted, it will hit every household in the state…

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Nelson says closing that plant would add huge additional costs…

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Supporters of the tighter clean air rules point to the development of more solar and wind power.  Nelson says those are alternatives, but all generation comes with high upfront costs…

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Nelson says the PUC, along with other state agencies, cooperatives and investor owned power companies will all submit comments to the EPA.

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