I had not really noticed it until today, but a blog post at the Cato Institute site points out that the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” announced by the President last week is an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, not the carbon particles, commonly known as soot, that result from incomplete combustion. So when the government says it is regulating “carbon pollution” with the new plan, don’t be fooled into thinking that they are making power plants cleaner by making them emit less soot. Soot emissions were already stringently regulated. What the government is attempting to limit is carbon dioxide, the natural product of combustion.
Just trying to keep you informed.
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