Some analysts are skeptical about Luminant’s insistence that to comply with pending pollution rules it must shut down coal-fired power plants and fire workers, which it says would jeopardize the state’s power grid.
Rather, they say, the Dallas-based company, which is the state’s largest power generator, can meet its obligations under pending federal Cross-State Air Pollution Rules through a combination of changing fuels, installing new emission controls, running existing controls more frequently and taking part in an emissions credit trading program that comes with the new rules.
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