A PROPOSAL TODAY FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AIMS
TO CURB CARBON EMISSIONS.
AND GLOBAL WARMING.
-- MICHELLE --
NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP TELLS US THE PLAN COULD HAVE
A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT HERE IN WISCONSIN.
AND IN A STATE WHERE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS PROVIDE
MORE THAN HALF OF OUR ENERGY.
GROUPS ARE ALREADY SPEAKING OUT.
NAT OF TRAIN HORN
AS TRAIN CARS BRING COAL TO ALLIANT ENERGY'S COLUMBIA
COUNTY POWER PLANT...
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE SITE.
we've updated several of our plants with emission
control and air quality improvmenet projects :05
THE PROJECT WILL REDUCE MERCURY AND SULFUR DIOXIDE
BUT WON'T YET CUT CARBONS...
WHICH IS WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THEY
MAY NOW NEED TO DO.
46;37 the way we view the rules so far when we've
looked at them is they're ambitious, but theres also
a flexibility that we're hopeful with the tools available
at the staet level and the rule that we'll be able
to comply :49
WHILE ALLIANT CRUNCHES THE NUMBERS...
WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS AND COMMERCE BELIEVES THE
PROPOSED RULE COULD BE DEVASTATING TO MANUFACTURERS...
POTENTIALLY COSTING MORE THAN 31 THOUSAND JOBS IN
THE MIDWEST A YEAR.
as the costs go up for electricity, which is typically
the number 2 or 3 cost for manufacturers, if wi becomes
an economically unsustainable for manufacturers they
are going to shift the manufacturing somewhere lese
will it increase energy rates, probably, but what
epople really care about is theamt of their bill :08