15 Sep '11, 4pm

Greenhouse Gas Rule Delayed

Greenhouse Gas Rule Delayed

To the surprise of almost no one, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed on Thursday that it would not meet a Sept. 30 deadline for issuing rules governing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other major sources. Associated Press The coal-fired Four Corners power plant near Fruitland, N.M. The agency had been under court order to present proposed rules for limiting such emissions by the end of the month but has negotiated an extension while it wrestles with the complex technical and economic issues raised by the proposal. An E.P.A. official said that a new timetable for issuing the regulations would be forthcoming “soon.” He said that the decision to delay the proposed rule was driven by agency considerations and not by political pressure from the White House. The idea of strict limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-altering gases from p...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/greenhouse-gas-...

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