Regulators, utilities urge EPA to strike 2020 emissions target
Some utilities and state regulators are trying to persuade U.S. EPA to scrap 2020 interim targets in its proposed climate change rule for power plants in favor of less-formal "check-in" obligations that would let states gradually ramp up to their final 2030 emission targets.
Senators ask for extension on EPA draft public comment period
A bipartisan group of senators today asked U.S. EPA to give the public more time to comment on its existing power plant greenhouse gas draft rule, citing its complexity and potential to overhaul the U.S. power grid.
Calif. bids to keep reins of emission programs amid EPA power plant rule
California wants to keep control over its climate programs as it complies with U.S. EPA's demand to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants, Golden State officials said yesterday.
15 governors question legality of EPA rule proposal in letter to Obama
Governors of 15 fossil fuel-heavy states took swings yesterday at U.S. EPA's proposed climate rule for existing power plants, targeting the proposal's legal underpinnings and practical feasibility.
EPA to host webinars on power rule in run-up to comment deadline
U.S. EPA will host more webinars tomorrow and next week aimed at answering questions for stakeholders still grappling with its June 2 proposal for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
In House hearing, state regulators split on carbon rule
State officials who will take the lead in implementing U.S. EPA's existing power plant greenhouse gas rule were split during testimony today before a House panel about the June 2 proposal: Some argued it is too tough, while others said it is not tough enough.