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June 02, 2014
Long-awaited CO2 regs finally announced
By Timothy P Fagan, Senior Legal Editor - EHS

Earlier today EPA released the Clean Power Plan, EPA’s next step in carrying out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The plan proposes regulations for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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  • Nationwide, the plan will to cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, and will reduce pollutants that cause soot and smog by over 25%;
  • The Plan is comprised of 1) state-specific goals to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector; and 2) guidelines to help states develop plans to meet the goals;
  • There are no requirements on individual electric generating units;
  • State-specific goals to reduce overall carbon intensity of the power sector;
  • States given flexibility to choose the best, most cost-effective methods to meet the goals;
  • States must submit plans by June 30, 2016.

Stay tuned to enviro.blr.com for more in depth coverage of the Clean Power Plan.

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