EPA tells nation's dirty power plants to clean up - Yahoo! Finance The EPA is threatening our coal fired electrical producing plants with closure if they do not spend tons of money to " clean up" their pollution. We warned you Obama would do this. 60 percent of all electrical power comes from coal fired plants. New plants are not being built. So either we are looking at massive cost increases on every American and every business for electric bills or we are looking at brown outs and in some cases black outs. Obama stated in a Jan 2008 Interview he would make coal fired plants and gas fired plants so expensive they would go out of business. You all liberal insisted it never happened. Proof for all to see. And with Dems controlling the Senate we can not count on Congress reining in the EPA.