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Title:The Impacts of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and Changes in Rail Rates on Western Coal
Authors:John Bitzan, Denver Tolliver, and Wayne Linderman
Publication Date:May 1996
Report #:MPC-96-59
Project #:MPC-038
TRID #:00722155
Keywords:coal industry, electric utilities, mathematical models, pollutants, pollution control, railroad transportation, rates, sulfur dioxide, transportation
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

The study 1) examines the impacts of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90) on coal production and coal flows; 2) shows that future changes in nationwide transportation rates could have a major impact on regional coal production and market shares; and 3) presents a model of rail rates, showing the influences of costs and competitive factors in determining individual rates for coal.

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