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EPA to finalize carbon emissions rule this summer

Janelle O'Dea

— Craig Station and other power plants around the country may have been dreading this week, but the number of comments received by the Environmental Protection Agency bought them a few more months.

The agency said it needs more time to review the comments and the impact of its regulations on America’s energy industries and power plants before it issues the final rule.

This month, the EPA will “begin the regulatory process for proposing a federal plan to meet goals for cutting carbon pollution from existing power plants,” according to its new fact sheet on key dates for the Clean Power Plan.

The finalized rule regarding carbon emissions for existing, new, modified and reconstructed power plants is due this summer.

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