Obama Administration Considers Pushing Back Clean Power Plan Deadlines

On Tuesday the New York Times reported that the Obama administration plans to push back Clean Power Plan deadlines.  Originally the Clean Power Plan required existing plants to develop a plan to cut emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.  The Plan further required states to present a plan for implementing Plan rules by 2016 and begin compliance by 2020.  The Obama administration reportedly plans to push these deadlines back to 2018 and 2022, respectively. The administration’s willingness to push back compliance deadlines could indicate that the administration is also considering adjusting its emission reduction goals.  Please click here to read more (subscription required).

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