On August 8, the Congressional Research Service released EPA's Regulation of Coal-Fired Power: Is a ‘Train Wreck’ Coming? countering industry attempts to characterize new rules as a “train wreck” that will derail coal-fired power plants and raise electricity prices. The report argues that industry concerns about the cost of the rules and their impact on electricity prices may be exaggerated because the rules are likely to be significantly revised and could be delayed by the courts. The CRS report highlighted nine pending EPA rules expected over the next 18 months and conceded that at least some of those regulations will have a large impact on coal-fired plants, but will hit the least efficient units the hardest, those more than 40 years old without modern pollution controls. The report went on to say that electricity generated from coal (currently about 45% of US electric generation, will remain at current levels for decades.