WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – Long before the Obama
administration promised sweeping rules to limit pollution from
power plants, states in the crosshairs of what critics call a
“war on coal” have been finding ways to meet the expected new
President Barack Obama last June directed the Environmental
Protection Agency to propose national standards to lower carbon
emissions from the more than 1,000 U.S. power plants, a
centerpiece of his national climate strategy.