The power plants should have been attrited through cost competition 40 years ago, they should have been replaced by nuclear.
The same genre of leftist wack-job alarmists waving arms about coal today, were blocking construction of new nuclear power plants then when I was in favor of phasing out coal fired plants.
Fact is most utility companies will gladly supply whatever is demanded, their construction costs are just a de facto tax since they are generally regulated and assured a profit margin.
Nuculur is too dangerous. Let's use alternative energy..