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Apr 7, 2014

EPA chief says power plant rule will be tough, enforceable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chief said on Monday that new carbon pollution standards due in June will be flexible enough for all states to meet but will be environmentally stringent and federally enforceable.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gave her first remarks since the agency sent its proposed rule, which aims to curb carbon emissions from more than 1,000 existing power plants in the United States, to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review.

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Apr 1, 2014

Coal-reliant states readying for EPA power plant rules

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – Long before the Obama
administration promised sweeping rules to limit pollution from
power plants, states in the crosshairs of what critics call a
“war on coal” have been finding ways to meet the expected new
standards.

President Barack Obama last June directed the Environmental
Protection Agency to propose national standards to lower carbon
emissions from the more than 1,000 U.S. power plants, a
centerpiece of his national climate strategy.