On Eve of EPA Hearings, New York Already Aiming for Cleaner Power; Part of Nine-State Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

July 28, 2014 7:11 AM

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(NEW YORK) – Proposed carbon emissions standards are the subject of hearings this week that would cut carbon pollution in the power sector by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels.

Laura Haight, senior environmental associate of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), says the state should easily be able to cope with the Obama administration’s proposed rules, which the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out in June.

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