Read here. The Obama-approved rogue EPA agency is determined to crush any economic activity in the name of inconsequential benefit if coal is involved. In the most recent case case, the EPA is mandating that a New Mexican power facility install a $370 million retrofit that will not make any significant difference in the air quality - basically, a waste of money.
Needless to say, the war on average Americans and the economy by Obama's regulators continues. (Time to defund the EPA?)
"Despite comporting with both federal guidelines and state law, these controls weren’t good enough for the EPA...Whatever its rationale, [on August 5th] the EPA imposed Regional Haze retrofits at San Juan that would cost New Mexico ratepayers $370 million – a nearly tenfold increase over those approved by New Mexico officials...Based on peer-reviewed research, there is a 35 percent chance that the visibility “benefit” of the EPA’s preferred controls could be perceptible by the general population on the seventh-worst visibility day of the year at Mesa Verde, the national park closest to the San Juan Generating Station...In other words, most people won’t even notice the difference wrought by the EPA’s ultra-expensive controls."