'Tight' EPA timelines hover over end of utility regulators' gathering
DALLAS -- Utility regulators closed their summer meetings yesterday, but they know the real work on U.S. EPA's carbon proposal lies ahead. Just not that far ahead. The EPA proposal, released last month, is expected to be finalized next year. Initial plans on how states will move to curb carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants are expected by mid-2016. "The timeline may be too tight," said Jon McKinney, a commissioner from West Virginia, adding that the flexibility he'd like for short- and long-term moves "is just not quite there."