The EPA is coming down on 27 states that stink...from unhealthy air produced from power plants, including ones in Louisiana!!!

The Administrator of the EPA announces a new regulation that will affect downwind states and will help clean up acid rain, soot and smog, including states that make it impossible to meet air quality standards when they add to already locally produced pollution.

The rule differs from one proposed in July. Power plants in the District of Columbia and five states - Delaware, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts - will no longer have to control for two pollutants - sulfur dioxide, responsible for acid rain, and nitrogen oxides, which contribute to smog and soot.

The regulation replaces a 2005 Bush administration proposal that was rejected by a federal court.

That reminds me, CJ had beans for dinner last night...

via EPA clamps down on pollution spoiling air downwind - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana.