Officials: POWER Plus Plan a Much-Needed Investment in Coal Communities

Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram - Earlier this year, President Barack Obama revealed his POWER Plus Plan, which proposes investing millions in aiding coal-dependent communities impacted by the industry's downturn. Read

The plan coincides with the Obama Administration's controversial Clean Power Plan, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants — a rule that would, by all accounts, force a reduction in the nation's use of coal for electricity generation.

The POWER Plus Plan, announced roughly eight months after the release of the draft version of the Clean Power Plan, proposes investing more than $55 million in aiding coal communities for the 2016 budget year, according to a document released by the White House.

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