OLDER coal fired power plants in the US are now in some confusion over whether they will be found in violation of the US Clean Air Act because of law suits and enforcement actions filed by the former Clinton administration against 13 power companies for violations at 51 plants in 12 states.

The power stations in question are those which expanded their facilities without modernising anti-pollution devices to cut harmful emissions. However, the Bush administration has now concluded that the Environment Protection Agency was too inflexible in ...

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