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Senate EPW to examine Clean Power Plan

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday will hold the first of what's expected to be a series of hearings examining U.S. EPA's proposed carbon rules for electric utilities.

EPA acting air chief Janet McCabe is expected to provide an update on proposals -- due to be finalized this summer -- for new, modified and existing power plants.


TVA mulling regional approach to EPA Clean Power Plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority has discussed working with several states as one way to comply with U.S. EPA's proposed regulation that targets carbon emissions but will wait until the final rule comes out before making any decisions, the utility's CEO said.

"There have been many discussions with our states, among our states," TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said yesterday. "I don't think those can actually go to fruition until we see what the final rule is."

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After years of political wrangling and Congressional impasse, U.S. EPA and President Obama make their boldest move yet to combat climate change. E&E tracks the lead-up, rollout and fallout from this historic proposed rule.