The Environmental Protection Agency sent a message Wednesday to states that don't want to develop plans to reduce carbon emissions at power plants: If you don't come up with your own way to do this, we'll implement one for you.
Kent Hoover reports in The Pittsburgh Business Times:|
"EPA has issued a proposed regulation that would require electric utilities to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The agency will issue a final rule for existing power plants in mid-summer, according to Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA's office of air and radiation. Rules for new and modified power plants will be issued at the same time.
"The EPA's proposed rule for existing power plants gives states flexibility on how to meet the agency's carbon reduction goals
"If states don't submit plans to achieve EPA's targets for carbon emission reductions, the agency wants to be ready with a backup plan," McCabe said