State leaders decry EPA haze regulations

State leaders decry EPA haze regulations

August 23, 2013
Originally published in The Edmond Sun

The EPA has been hurting the coal industry since 2009 with senseless regulations, said William Yeatman, assistant director of the Center for Energy & Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

The regional haze issue alone would result in a 15 percent increase in utility cost within three years, said state Attorney General Scott Pruitt. The cost for eight states, including Oklahoma, would be more than $2 billion, Yeatman said.