90.3 WBHM Birmingham-- Next week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release much-anticipated new rules limiting sulfur dioxide in the air. When sulfur dioxide spews from smoke stacks and diesel engines it can cause acid rain. But that's just the beginning of the problem, says Frank O'Donnell. He's president of the non-profit environmental group Clean Air Watch. He spoke with WBHM's Tanya Ott.


The oil industry and coal-burning power plants have lobbied against the new rules. For an industry perspective, we turn to Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman. The utility runs several coal-burning power plants.




More | The EPA's statement on the proposed rules

More | Washington Post article about potential economic impact of the proposed rules

~ Tanya Ott, May 28, 2010.