WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in
carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s existing power
plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters.
Word of some of the proposal’s components came before
Monday’s unveiling by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. They mark
the most sweeping and significant environmental regulations
introduced by the Obama administration.