It is hard to give Obama the credit for this one. The MAJOR reason for cancelling new coal plants has been the cheapness and availability of new and cheaper Natural Gas from fracking.<quoted text>Have you seen the EPA's latest regulations for new coal plants? Obama promised he'd shut down new coal generators, that's one promise he kept.
And he doesn't 'run' the EPA. The EPA was established by Act of Congress and is independent of the Executive branch (and the legal branch has given it a green light).