• EPA Proposes New Rule to Cut Emissions from Existing Plants
  • June 9, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday that it has issued a proposed rule that would for the first time reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing stationary sources, including coal-fired power plants. The proposal calls for a cut in carbon dioxide emissions from existing plants to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and would be implemented through a state-federal partnership in which states will be allowed to develop state-specific (or regional) plans to meet the EPA’s broader goals. The EPA plans to finalize the rule in June 2015, after a 120-day comment period and public hearings in Denver, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh this July. Click here - http://www.law360.com/energy/articles/539468/breaking-news-epa-to-crack-down-on-existing-coal-plants for more (subscription required).