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New requirements coming for coal-fired power plants
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Obama Administration plans to introduce tough new requirements Friday for coal-fired power plants.
New coal-fired power plants would require installing new technology that captures carbon dioxide and buries it underground.
Coal producers say the technology is prohibitively expensive.
Coal producers have been losing market share to natural gas, but still provide 40-percent all U.S. electricity.