Friday’s global climate protests put the gap between activists and many of the world leaders preparing to meet in New York City next week into stark focus.
The representatives announced plans to introduce legislation to protect coal-fired power plants from any proposed carbon tax by requiring the approval of the General Assembly to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or similar programs.
Citing economics and competitive advantage, major firms argue against loosening government controls aimed at cutting carbon pollution.
An agreement could be in place to shutter the E.D. Edwards coal power plant in Peoria County that has been subject to a lawsuit by environmental groups since 2013.
Kristina Marusic is the recipient of a Michelle Madoff Award of Environmental Excellence for her reporting on environmental health and justice in Western Pennsylvania
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