Group pushing climate skepticism tries to save coal plants

This article discusses how the Heartland Institute, a climate change denial organization, is launching an initiative to save the nation’s ailing coal plants. ItĀ amounts to the conservative response to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, which seeks to eliminate coal from America’s electricity mix.

Heartland plans to paint itself as an ally of consumers, arguing that electricity costs will soar if coal plants continue to retire at a rapid clip. Officials at the conservative think tank said they would enlist state lawmakers and regulators to prevent aging plants from retiring.

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