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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, July 31, 2014:
Two full days of hearings on President Obama’s plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants are being held starting Thursday in Pittsburgh.
An Environmental Protection Agency proposal suggest that Pennsylvania cut emissions by a third by the year 2030.
Power companies could meet the goals from improving energy efficiency to encouraging lower-carbon sources of power, including renewable energies.
Gov. Tom Corbett and groups representing the coal industry oppose the proposals saying it will cost jobs, raise electricity prices, and may not meet the demand for energy in Pennsylvania.
Thursday’s Smart Talk will focus on the pollution regulations.
Christina Simeone, director of the PennFuture Energy and Rev. Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network
Appearing on the program is Christina Simeone, director of the PennFuture Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment and Rev. Mitch Hescox, President and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network.
John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance will also join us.
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