Photo: A Chicago SojournAn especially filthy coal-fired power plant in northwest Indiana will belch its last cloud of soot, carbon, mercury, and other pollutants sometime between 2014 and 2017, Gitte Laasby of the Post-Tribune reports. The State Line power plant in Hammond, Ind., will shut down rather than install new scrubbers when new EPA sulfur dioxide protections come online, its owner, Dominion Resources announced Friday. Two points of interest: 1. The decision is driven not by carbon-dioxide regulation but by old-fashioned toxics regulation from the Clean Air Act. We'll hear more announcements like this from the electricity industry as the …
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