April 8, 2014

EPA chief says power plant rule will be tough, enforceable

Editor’s Note:┬áBefore making any plans for the planned rule’s “toughness,” EPA needs to make sure that it complies with OMB’s binding peer review and other data quality requirements. For more information on EPA’s peer review responsibilities, see here.

From: Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chief said on Monday that new carbon pollution standards due in June will be flexible enough for all states to meet but will be environmentally stringent and federally enforceable.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gave her first remarks since the agency sent its proposed rule, which aims to curb carbon emissions from more than 1,000 existing power plants in the United States, to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review.

The rule, a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s second-term climate change strategy, is on track to be released in June, kicking off a months-long public comment process.

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