How economics, new regulations will affect coal industry

U.S. utilities have spent billions to upgrade their coal-fired power plants to meet tough new environmental regulations, but those investments could be for naught if the Obama administration issues greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission rules that force those facilities to shut down, the head of the National Mining Association said Sunday on Platts Energy Week, an all-energy news and talk show. For your convenience, the full news release is below. Thank you for your time and interest.