It is against my own interest to say this, because I work in the boilers of these power plants. With that said, I can say that these places ARE very dirty, both inside and outside. I can say for a fact that that the emission restrictions are indeed necessary. I have been to, and worked in multiple power plants across the country, one fact is the same. The fly ash produced as a result of burning coal. That byproduct is sent to ash ponds on site where it will sit indefinitely. The EPA is not the problem here. The problem is, that the way we think of producing power needs to change, there are a number of ways to produce electricity. Gas turbines for example, which by the way are being used by TVA are very efficient and less costly for the energy supplier and the consumer. In addition we also have the largest supply of natural gas in the world.