The United States has said it wants to set new emission standards for coal-fired power stations to combat climate change.
The hope is to capture carbon emissions that can be funnelled back into the production of other fossil fuels.
Opponents argue the plan is not to keep coal plants running cleanly, but to shut down the American coal industry altogether.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, D.C.
Source: Al Jazeera