EPA begins to gather comments on reducing CO2 emissions from existing power plants

EPA begins to gather comments on reducing CO2 emissions from existing power plants

Date: 25 Sep 2013

Source:  E&E Publishing

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With the first major hurdle of regulation under Obama's Climate Action Plan done, EPA is now reaching out to states in preparation of the next step -- a proposal to cut carbon from the nation's existing power plants. EPA plans to host public sessions around the country this fall to gather community comments, according to the agency's website. "[The process is] one that really requires that EPA -- and that's what we want to do -- have a much broader discussion about how we can look at reducing carbon state by state in a way that's really consistent with how that state wants to grow, how it maintains a reliable and cost-effective energy supply, and we are looking forward to kicking off those discussions in every region," Administrator Gina McCarthy said yesterday at an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. "We are actively engaging them way before any rule is actually being drafted," she added.