Former EPA administrator speaks to South Bend Rotary Club

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A consultant on energy and environmental matters met with the South Bend Rotary Club on Wednesday.

Former EPA administrator, Winston Porter, spoke to the club about the environment and the future of energy.

Today, coal still makes most of our country's electricity and remains the fastest growing fuel in the world.

We are beginning to see a major switch to natural gas, especially right here.

"Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is starting to take off in southwest Indiana,” Porter explained. “We now have a lot of old coal plants which in fact are not very clean but we can't build new plants because regulations are too hard to build the new plants."

Porter believes that coal will continue to have a future, even though it has its own problems.

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