Will there be a moratorium on future coal plants?

New Environmental Protection Agency regulations may make it prohibitive to create new coal-fired power plants, according to a Washington Post story.

The story states:

"In theory, this could mean a moratorium on all new coal plants for decades to come. In practice, though, the rule may not change much. The power industry has been building very few coal plants in recent years anyway, in part because cheap natural gas has made them uneconomical."