The plant's four coal-powered boilers don't have state-of the-art pollution controls. But new federal rules are forcing hundreds of older coal-powered factories nationwide to reduce their emissions and come up to par with the highest of industry standards. The bar is indeed high: every factory will be expected to match the air pollution controls used by today's best emissions performers.
"It's like a super average," explained Dane Griswold, the manager of Evergreen operations in Haywood County.
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