Federal regulators are proposing new rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and it looks like one community in west Michigan has a decent head start.
In case you missed it over the summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing cutting carbon emissions by 30% by 2030.
Power plants are the biggest producers of carbon emissions in the U.S.
Here in Michigan, coal powers half of all homes and businesses. So utilities are probably going to have to stop burning so much coal in order to meet the requirements, assuming they are approved.
The City of Holland owns a coal plant. The James De Young plant is 75 years old.