From 'Pure Politics': Interview with Andrew McNeil

10/07/2010 07:06 PM

Andrew McNeil, director of the newly-formed Commonwealth Institute for Energy and the Environment, explains the how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found itself so at odds with the coal industry.

Coal and utility companies have clashed with the agency over its move for tighter regulations not just on greenhouse gasses from burning coal but also on coal waste, such as ash and the effects of valley fill from mountaintop removal mining.

The new institute has been formed to work with environmental groups and the coal industry to find common policy ground. Here’s his explanation of what’s been going on with the EPA:

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