U.S. senators urge extension for comments on Clean Air Act
WASHINGTON -- Forty-seven U.S. senators, including North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Thursday asking for a 60-day extension for comments on the agency's proposed from on carbon dioxide...
WASHINGTON - Forty-seven U.S. senators, including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Thursday asking for a 60-day extension for comments on the agency’s proposed from on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
“The upcoming proposal will be far more complex and critical for the industry to deal with than the proposal for new plants, and stakeholders will need time to analyze the rule and determine its impact on individual power plants, reliability and consumer cost, and on the electric system as a whole,” the letter reads.
Last year President Barack Obama proposed his plan to reduce carbon emissions, citing climate change as a reason to act. Senators argue that the Clean Air Act’s level of complexity, amount required and sheer volume of the technical documents released warrant an extension from the Oct. 16 deadline.
For more information or to comment on the Clean Air Act, go to www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards .