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Feds looking at more flexible coal power rules

January 6, 2012
By Scott Jamieson

coalpowerplant-canadaregulationsJanuary 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.

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