Feds looking at more flexible coal power rules
January 6, 2012, Ottawa - The federal government is offering the provinces a way to avoid tough new regulations that would eventually force power companies to shut down the country’s fleet of coal-fired power plants.
According to a report in the Globe & Mail, Environment
Minister Peter Kent and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have privately
indicated they are willing to provide flexibility in how new power-plant
emissions rules are implemented, provincial and industry sources said
Thursday. Mr. Kent is expected to release the final version of the
long-promised regulations in the coming months.