Health professionals discuss how EPA proposal on carbon emissions will affect Florida

September 5, 2014 10:25 PM

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Health professionals discuss how EPA proposal on carbon emissions will affect Florida

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by as much as 30 percent nationally by 2030 compared with 2005 levels — 38 percent in Florida. It's all part of President Obama's plan for dealing with climate change, and it was immediately controversial, with industry groups threatening lawsuits if such plans were ever implemented, while environmental groups cheered the news.

The EPA is taking public comment on those proposals until mid-October, with final rules for new and existing power plants to be announced next year.

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