Pennsylvania DEP urges EPA to consider states when developing GHG guidelines for existing fossil fuel power plants

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Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), encouraging them to consider state differences when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.

The paper suggests a flexible framework for achieving lower CO2 emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.

In addition, DEP asks the EPA to:

    --  Develops emissions guidelines under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act;

    --  Develop guidelines with the state's input;

    --  Establish reduction targets instead of mandating;

    --  Allow states to join with other states in multi-state or regional programs; and

    --  Recognize the variety of existing power generation fleets in each state.

President Obama directed the EPA to develop carbon dioxide pollution standards for new and existing power plants as part of his Climate Action Plan.

Recently, the EPA released proposed standards for new power plants. The proposal waits approval from the White House.

A final rulemaking is expected by June 2015.

To read the entire white paper, click here.

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