EPA air quality regulations will cause mass power plant closures

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New EPA air pollution regulations will force at least 32 coal-fired power plants to close.

Among the plants threatened by the regulations are four Alliant Energy plants in Iowa.

The plant shutdowns could cause blackouts. Also, electric bills are expected to increase in order to compensate for the increased expenditures of energy companies trying to meet regulations.

For more information on the regulations and the plant shutdowns, read the Star-Telegram article here.